ICD-10-CM Code D49

Neoplasms of unspecified behavior

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

D49 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of neoplasms of unspecified behavior. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:D49
Short Description:Neoplasms of unspecified behavior
Long Description:Neoplasms of unspecified behavior

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • D49.0 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of digestive system
  • D49.1 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of respiratory system
  • D49.2 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of bone, soft tissue, and skin
  • D49.3 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of breast
  • D49.4 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of bladder
  • D49.5 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other genitourinary organs
  • D49.51 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of kidney
  • D49.511 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of right kidney
  • D49.512 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of left kidney
  • D49.519 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified kidney
  • D49.59 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other genitourinary organ
  • D49.6 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of brain
  • D49.7 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of endocrine glands and other parts of nervous system
  • D49.8 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites
  • D49.81 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid
  • D49.89 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites
  • D49.9 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified site

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 D49:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • 'growth' NOS
  • neoplasm NOS
  • new growth NOS
  • tumor NOS

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.
  • neoplasms of uncertain behavior D37 D44 D48

  • Category D49 classifies by site neoplasms of unspecified morphology and behavior. The term 'mass', unless otherwise stated, is not to be regarded as a neoplastic growth.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Neoplasms of unspecified behavior (D49)
      • Neoplasms of unspecified behavior (D49)

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