ICD-10-CM Code Z86.01

Personal history of benign neoplasm

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z86.01 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of personal history of benign neoplasm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z86.01
Short Description:Personal history of benign neoplasm
Long Description:Personal history of benign neoplasm

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

  • Z86.010 - Personal history of colonic polyps
  • Z86.011 - Personal history of benign neoplasm of the brain
  • Z86.012 - Personal history of benign carcinoid tumor
  • Z86.018 - Personal history of other benign neoplasm

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Personal history of certain other diseases (Z86)

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

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Tumors are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form tumor.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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