2021 ICD-10-CM Code D49.512

Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of left kidney

Version 2021
Billable Code
Unspecified Code
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

D49.512 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of unspecified behavior of left kidney. The code D49.512 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 D49.512 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neoplasm of left kidney.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like D49.512 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:D49.512
Short Description:Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of left kidney
Long Description:Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of left kidney

Code Classification

Approximate Synonyms

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

Replacement Code

D49512 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Convert D49.512 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D49.512 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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