2021 ICD-10-CM Code D48.0

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

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

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)

D48.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage. The code D48.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 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, 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, etc.

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

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 coding notes and 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.

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:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D48.0 to ICD-9 Code

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

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)