ICD-10-CM Code D48.60

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified breast

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

D48.60 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified breast. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D48.60 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like aggressive fibromatosis, aggressive fibromatosis of breast, neoplasm of areola of female breast, neoplasm of areola of male breast, neoplasm of ectopic female breast tissue, neoplasm of ectopic male breast tissue, etc

ICD-10:D48.60
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified breast
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified breast

Synonyms

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

  • Aggressive fibromatosis
  • Aggressive fibromatosis of breast
  • Neoplasm of areola of female breast
  • Neoplasm of areola of male breast
  • Neoplasm of ectopic female breast tissue
  • Neoplasm of ectopic male breast tissue
  • Neoplasm of lower inner quadrant of female breast
  • Neoplasm of lower outer quadrant of female breast
  • Neoplasm of nipple of female breast
  • Neoplasm of nipple of male breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of areola of female breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of areola of male breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of axillary tail of female breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of central portion of female breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ectopic female breast tissue
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ectopic male breast tissue
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of female breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lower inner quadrant of female breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lower outer quadrant of female breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of male breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nipple of female breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nipple of male breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of upper inner quadrant of female breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of upper outer quadrant of female breast
  • Neoplasm of upper inner quadrant of female breast
  • Neoplasm of upper outer quadrant of female breast
  • Phyllodes tumor of breast
  • Phyllodes tumor of breast, borderline

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D48.60 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 582 - MASTECTOMY FOR MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC
  • 583 - MASTECTOMY FOR MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert D48.60 to ICD-9

  • 238.3 - Unc behav neo breast (Approximate Flag)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Breast Diseases

Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are not breast milk).

If you have a breast lump, pain, discharge or skin irritation, see your health care provider. Minor and serious breast problems have similar symptoms. Although many women fear cancer, most breast problems are not cancer.

Some common breast changes are

  • Fibrocystic breast changes - lumpiness, thickening and swelling, often just before a woman's period
  • Cysts - fluid-filled lumps
  • Fibroadenomas - solid, round, rubbery lumps that move easily when pushed, occurring most in younger women
  • Intraductal papillomas - growths similar to warts near the nipple
  • Blocked milk ducts
  • Milk production when a woman is not breastfeeding

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Breast - premenstrual tenderness and swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast biopsy -- stereotactic (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast biopsy -- ultrasound (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast infection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast MRI scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast self exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast skin and nipple changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fibroadenoma - breast (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fibrocystic breast disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gynecomastia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intraductal papilloma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nipple problems (Medical Encyclopedia)

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