2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C76.0

Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • C76.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM C76.0 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of C76.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 C76.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Malignant neoplasm of cheek NOS
  • Malignant neoplasm of nose NOS
The following code(s) above C76.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to C76.0:
  • C00-D49
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range C00-D49

    Neoplasms

    Note
    • Functional activity
    • All neoplasms are classified in this chapter, whether they are functionally active or not. An additional code from Chapter 4 may be used, to identify functional activity associated with any neoplasm.
    • Morphology [Histology]
    • Chapter 2 classifies neoplasms primarily by site (topography), with broad groupings for behavior, malignant, in situ, benign, etc. The Table of Neoplasms should be used to identify the correct topography code. In a few cases, such as for malignant melanoma and certain neuroendocrine tumors, the morphology (histologic type) is included in the category and codes.
    • Primary malignant neoplasms overlapping site boundaries
    • A primary malignant neoplasm that overlaps two or more contiguous (next to each other) sites should be classified to the subcategory/code .8 ('overlapping lesion'), unless the combination is specifically indexed elsewhere. For multiple neoplasms of the same site that are not contiguous, such as tumors in different quadrants of the same breast, codes for each site should be assigned.
    • Malignant neoplasm of ectopic tissue
    • Malignant neoplasms of ectopic tissue are to be coded to the site mentioned, e.g., ectopic pancreatic malignant neoplasms are coded to pancreas, unspecified (C25.9).
    Neoplasms
  • C76
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C76

    Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malignant neoplasm of female genitourinary tract NOS (C57.9)
    • malignant neoplasm of male genitourinary tract NOS (C63.9)
    • malignant neoplasm of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue (C81-C96)
    • malignant neoplasm of skin (C44.-)
    • malignant neoplasm of unspecified site NOS (C80.1)
    Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites
Approximate Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma, head
  • Adenocarcinoma, neck
  • Cancer of the face
  • Cancer of the head
  • Cancer of the neck
  • Cancer of the nose, glioma
  • Cancer of the tip of nose
  • Carcinoma of tip of nose
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Malignant tumor of head and neck
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of head
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of neck
  • Primary malignant glioma of nose
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of face
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of head
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of neck
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of head
  • Primary undifferentiated large cell carcinoma of head
  • Primary undifferentiated large cell carcinoma of neck
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, head
  • Undifferentiated large cell cancer, head
  • Undifferentiated large cell cancer, neck
Clinical Information
  • Your paranasal sinuses are small hollow spaces around the nose. They are lined with cells that make mucus, which keeps your nose from drying out. The nasal cavity is the passageway just behind your nose through which air passes on the way to your throat as you breathe.cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses is rare. Men are more likely than women to get it, and most patients are older than 45. There may be no symptoms at first, and later symptoms can be like those of infections. This means the cancer may not be found until it is advanced, making it harder to treat. Treatment options include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. nih: national cancer institute
ICD-10-CM C76.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 146 Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy with mcc
  • 147 Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy with cc
  • 148 Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy without cc/mcc

Convert C76.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to C76.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: C30.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C30.0

    Malignant neoplasm of nasal cavity

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malignant neoplasm of cartilage of nose
    • Malignant neoplasm of nasal concha
    • Malignant neoplasm of internal nose
    • Malignant neoplasm of septum of nose
    • Malignant neoplasm of vestibule of nose
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malignant neoplasm of nasal bone (C41.0)
    • malignant neoplasm of nose NOS (C76.0)
    • malignant neoplasm of olfactory bulb (C72.2-)
    • malignant neoplasm of posterior margin of nasal septum and choana (C11.3)
    • malignant melanoma of skin of nose (C43.31)
    • malignant neoplasm of turbinates (C41.0)
    • other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of nose C44.301, C44.311, C44.321, C44.391)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C76.0
C7B.0 Secondary carcinoid tumors
C7B.00 …… unspecified site
C7B.01 …… of distant lymph nodes
C7B.02 …… of liver
C7B.03 …… of bone
C7B.04 …… of peritoneum
C7B.09 …… of other sites
C7B.1 Secondary Merkel cell carcinoma
C7B.8 Other secondary neuroendocrine tumors
C76 Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites
C76.0 Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck
C76.1 Malignant neoplasm of thorax
C76.2 Malignant neoplasm of abdomen
C76.3 Malignant neoplasm of pelvis
C76.4 Malignant neoplasm of upper limb
C76.40 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified upper limb
C76.41 Malignant neoplasm of right upper limb
C76.42 Malignant neoplasm of left upper limb
C76.5 Malignant neoplasm of lower limb
C76.50 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified lower limb
C76.51 Malignant neoplasm of right lower limb

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.