2021 ICD-10-CM Code R22

Localized swelling, mass and lump of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R22 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of localized swelling, mass and lump of skin and subcutaneous tissue. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:R22
Short Description:Localized swelling, mass and lump of skin, subcu
Long Description:Localized swelling, mass and lump of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Localized swelling, mass and lump of skin, subcu

Header codes like R22 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for localized swelling, mass and lump of skin, subcu:

  • R22.0 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, head
  • R22.1 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, neck
  • R22.2 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, trunk
  • R22.3 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, upper limb
  • R22.30 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, unspecified upper limb
  • R22.31 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, right upper limb
  • R22.32 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, left upper limb
  • R22.33 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, upper limb, bilateral
  • R22.4 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, lower limb
  • R22.40 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, unspecified lower limb
  • R22.41 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, right lower limb
  • R22.42 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, left lower limb
  • R22.43 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, lower limb, bilateral
  • R22.9 - Localized swelling, mass and lump, unspecified

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 R22:


Includes

Includes
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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.

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)