ICD-10-CM Code D48.0

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Valid for Submission

D48.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D48.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chondromatosis, disorder of ethmoid bone, giant cell neoplasm of bone of pelvis, giant cell neoplasm of clavicle, giant cell neoplasm of long bone of lower limb, giant cell neoplasm of mandible, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: alveolar ridge or process ; alveolar ridge or process lower ; alveolar ridge or process upper ; atlas ; bone (periosteum) ; bone (periosteum) acetabulum ; bone (periosteum) atlas ; etc

ICD-10:D48.0
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone/artic cartl
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D48.0:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of ear D48.1
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of larynx D38.0
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose D38.5
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of eyelid D48.1
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of synovia D48.1

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code D48.0 are found in the index:

  • - Tumor - See Also: Neoplasm, unspecified behavior, by site;
    • - giant cell - See Also: Neoplasm, uncertain behavior, by site;

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Chondromatosis
  • Disorder of ethmoid bone
  • Giant cell neoplasm of bone of pelvis
  • Giant cell neoplasm of clavicle
  • Giant cell neoplasm of long bone of lower limb
  • Giant cell neoplasm of mandible
  • Giant cell neoplasm of sacrum
  • Giant cell tumor of bone
  • Giant cell tumor of bone and articular cartilage
  • Giant cell tumor of craniofacial bones
  • Giant cell tumor of long bone of upper limb
  • Giant cell tumor of short bone of lower limb
  • Giant cell tumor of short bone of upper limb
  • Mass of parietal bone of skull
  • Neoplasm of acromion
  • Neoplasm of calcaneus
  • Neoplasm of coccyx
  • Neoplasm of cuboid
  • Neoplasm of ethmoid bone
  • Neoplasm of first cuneiform bone of foot
  • Neoplasm of frontal bone
  • Neoplasm of hamate bone
  • Neoplasm of ilium
  • Neoplasm of ischium
  • Neoplasm of lumbar vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of lunate bone
  • Neoplasm of maxilla
  • Neoplasm of nasal bone
  • Neoplasm of nasal bone
  • Neoplasm of navicular bone of foot
  • Neoplasm of occipital bone
  • Neoplasm of palatine bone
  • Neoplasm of parietal bone
  • Neoplasm of patella
  • Neoplasm of phalanx of foot
  • Neoplasm of phalanx of hand
  • Neoplasm of pisiform bone of hand
  • Neoplasm of pubis
  • Neoplasm of rib
  • Neoplasm of scaphoid bone
  • Neoplasm of second cuneiform bone of foot
  • Neoplasm of sphenoid bone
  • Neoplasm of talus
  • Neoplasm of third cuneiform bone of foot
  • Neoplasm of trapezium
  • Neoplasm of trapezoid bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of acromion
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of articular cartilage
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone of face
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone of hand
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone of lower limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone of skull
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone of upper limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of calcaneus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of carpal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cervical vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cheek
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of chest wall
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of chest wall
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of clavicle
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of coccyx
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cuboid
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ethmoid bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of femur
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of first cuneiform bone of foot
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of forearm
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of forearm
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of frontal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hamate bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hard palate
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ilium
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ischium
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of jaw
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of jaw
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of long bone of lower limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of long bone of upper limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lumbar vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lunate bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of mandible
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of maxilla
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of metacarpal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of metatarsal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nasal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of navicular bone of foot
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of occipital bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of palate
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of palatine bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of parietal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of patella
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pelvic bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of phalanx of foot
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of phalanx of hand
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pisiform bone of hand
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pubis
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of radius
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rib
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sacrum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of scaphoid bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of scapula
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of second cuneiform bone of foot
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of septum of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of short bone of lower limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of short bone of upper limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of shoulder
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skeletal system
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sphenoid bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sternum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of talus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tarsal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of temporal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thigh
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of third cuneiform bone of foot
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thoracic vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of trapezium
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of trapezoid bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ulna
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of vomer
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of zygomatic bone
  • Neoplasm of vomer
  • Neoplasm of zygomatic bone
  • Synovial chondromatosis
  • Synovial chondromatosis of elbow
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of acromioclavicular joint
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of ankle
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of elbow
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of interphalangeal joint of toe
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of knee
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of lesser metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of shoulder
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of subtalar joint
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of talonavicular joint

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D48.0 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 456 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH MCC
  • 457 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH CC
  • 458 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert D48.0 to ICD-9

  • 238.0 - Unc behav neo bone

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other and unsp sites (D48)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Table of Neoplasms

The code D48.0 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
    »lower
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
    »upper
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»atlas
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »acetabulum
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »atlas
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »axis
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »back NEC
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »calvarium
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »cartilage NEC
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »clavicle
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »clivus
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »coccygeal vertebra
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »coccyx
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »costal cartilage
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »costovertebral joint
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »cranial
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »cuneiform
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »ethmoid (labyrinth)
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »face
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »frontal
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »hip
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »hyoid
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »ilium
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »innominate
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »intervertebral cartilage or disc
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »ischium
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »jaw (lower)
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »malar
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »mandible
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »mastoid
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »maxilla, maxillary (superior)
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »maxilla, maxillary (superior)
    »inferior
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »nose, nasal
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »occipital
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »orbit
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »parietal
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »pelvic
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »pubic
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »rib
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »sacral vertebra
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »sacrum
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »sella turcica
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »skull
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »sphenoid
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »spine, spinal (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »spine, spinal (column)
    »coccyx
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »spine, spinal (column)
    »sacrum
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »sternum
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »temporal
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »turbinate
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »vertebra (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »vertebra (column)
    »coccyx
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »vertebra (column)
    »sacrum
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »vomer
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »xiphoid process
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »zygomatic
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»calvarium
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »costal
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »ensiform
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »intervertebral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »rib
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »semilunar (knee)
C40.2C79.51D16.2D48.0D49.2
»clavicle
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»clivus
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»coccygeal
  »vertebra
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»coccyx
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»costal cartilage
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»costovertebral joint
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»disc, intervertebral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»ensiform cartilage
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»ethmoid (sinus)
  »bone or labyrinth
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»frontal
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»frontal
  »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»ilium
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»intervertebral cartilage or disc
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»ischium
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»jaw
  »bone
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»joint NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»joint NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »costovertebral
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»joint NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »sternocostal
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»joint NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »temporomandibular
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»malar
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»mandible
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»mandible
  »alveolar
    »ridge or process
C41.1C79.51D16.5D48.0D49.2
»mastoid (air cells) (antrum) (cavity)
  »bone or process
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»maxilla, maxillary (superior)
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»maxilla, maxillary (superior)
  »alveolar
    »ridge or process (carcinoma)
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»meniscus, knee joint (lateral) (medial)
C40.2C79.51D16.2D48.0D49.2
»nose, nasal
  »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»nose, nasal
  »turbinate (mucosa)
    »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»nucleus pulposus
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»occipital
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»occipital
  »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»orbit
  »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»parietal
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»parietal
  »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»pelvis, pelvic
  »bone
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»pubic bone
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»rib
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»sacrococcyx, sacrococcygeal
C76.3C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»sacrum, sacral (vertebra)
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»sella turcica
  »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»semilunar cartilage (knee)
C40.2C79.51D16.2D48.0D49.2
»sinus (accessory)
  »bone (any)
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»skeleton, skeletal NEC
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»skull
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»sphenoid
  »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»spine, spinal (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»spine, spinal (column)
  »coccyx
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»spine, spinal (column)
  »lumbosacral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»spine, spinal (column)
  »sacrum
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»sternum
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2
»symphysis pubis
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»temporal
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»temporal
  »bone
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»turbinate (bone)
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»vertebra (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»vertebra (column)
  »coccyx
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»vertebra (column)
  »sacrum
C41.4C79.51D16.8D48.0D49.2
»vomer
C41.0C79.51D16.4D48.0D49.2
»xiphoid process
C41.3C79.51D16.7D48.0D49.2

Information for Patients


Bone Diseases

Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. They are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D, and exercise. You should also avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

Bone diseases can make bones easy to break. Different kinds of bone problems include

  • Low bone density and osteoporosis, which make your bones weak and more likely to break
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta makes your bones brittle
  • Paget's disease of bone makes them weak
  • Bones can also develop cancer and infections
  • Other bone diseases, which are caused by poor nutrition, genetics, or problems with the rate of bone growth or rebuilding

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Cartilage Disorders

Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. It also gives shape and support to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

Injured, inflamed, or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include

  • Tears and injuries, such as sports injuries
  • Genetic factors
  • Other disorders, such as some types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage.

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