ICD-10-CM Code D49.8

Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

D49.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:D49.8
Short Description:Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites
Long Description:Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites

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

  • D49.81 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid
  • D49.89 - Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites

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 D49.8:

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 unspecified behavior of eyelid skin D49.2
  • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of eyelid cartilage D49.2
  • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of great vessels D49.2
  • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of optic nerve D49.7

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