2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D16

Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • D16 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM D16 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of D16 - other international versions of ICD-10 D16 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as D16. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of ear (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D21.0

    Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of head, face and neck

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Benign neoplasm of connective tissue of ear
    • Benign neoplasm of connective tissue of eyelid
    Type 1 Excludes
    • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of orbit (D31.6-)
    D21.0
    )
  • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of eyelid (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D21.0

    Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of head, face and neck

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Benign neoplasm of connective tissue of ear
    • Benign neoplasm of connective tissue of eyelid
    Type 1 Excludes
    • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of orbit (D31.6-)
    D21.0
    )
  • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of larynx (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D14.1

    Benign neoplasm of larynx

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adenomatous polyp of larynx
    • Benign neoplasm of epiglottis (suprahyoid portion)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • benign neoplasm of epiglottis, anterior aspect (D10.5)
    • polyp (nonadenomatous) of vocal cord or larynx (J38.1)
    D14.1
    )
  • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of nose (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D14.0

    Benign neoplasm of middle ear, nasal cavity and accessory sinuses

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Benign neoplasm of cartilage of nose
    Type 1 Excludes
    • benign neoplasm of auricular canal (external) (D22.2-, D23.2-)
    • benign neoplasm of bone of ear (D16.4)
    • benign neoplasm of bone of nose (D16.4)
    • benign neoplasm of cartilage of ear (D21.0)
    • benign neoplasm of ear (external)(skin) (D22.2-, D23.2-)
    • benign neoplasm of nose NOS (D36.7)
    • benign neoplasm of skin of nose (D22.39, D23.39)
    • benign neoplasm of olfactory bulb (D33.3)
    • benign neoplasm of posterior margin of septum and choanae (D10.6)
    • polyp of accessory sinus (J33.8)
    • polyp of ear (middle) (H74.4)
    • polyp of nasal (cavity) (J33.-)
    D14.0
    )
  • benign neoplasm of synovia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D21
    • D21 Other benign neoplasms of connective and othe...
      • D21.0 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
      • D21.1 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
        • D21.10 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
        • D21.11 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
        • D21.12 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
      • D21.2 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
        • D21.20 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
        • D21.21 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
        • D21.22 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
      • D21.3 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
      • D21.4 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
      • D21.5 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
      • D21.6 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
      • D21.9 Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft ...
    D21.-
    )
The following code(s) above D16 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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that may be applicable to D16:
  • C00-D49
    2020 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
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
Code annotations containing back-references to D16:
  • Type 1 Excludes: D21
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D21

    Other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • benign neoplasm of blood vessel
    • benign neoplasm of bursa
    • benign neoplasm of cartilage
    • benign neoplasm of fascia
    • benign neoplasm of fat
    • benign neoplasm of ligament, except uterine
    • benign neoplasm of lymphatic channel
    • benign neoplasm of muscle
    • benign neoplasm of synovia
    • benign neoplasm of tendon (sheath)
    • benign stromal tumors
    Type 1 Excludes
    • benign neoplasm of articular cartilage (D16.-)
    • benign neoplasm of cartilage of larynx (D14.1)
    • benign neoplasm of cartilage of nose (D14.0)
    • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of breast (D24.-)
    • benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system (D36.1-)
    • benign neoplasm of peritoneum (D20.1)
    • benign neoplasm of retroperitoneum (D20.0)
    • benign neoplasm of uterine ligament, any (D28.2)
    • benign neoplasm of vascular tissue (D18.-)
    • hemangioma (D18.0-)
    • lipomatous neoplasm (D17.-)
    • lymphangioma (D18.1)
    • uterine leiomyoma (D25.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To D16
D14.30 Benign neoplasm of unspecified bronchus and lung
D14.31 Benign neoplasm of right bronchus and lung
D14.32 Benign neoplasm of left bronchus and lung
D14.4 Benign neoplasm of respiratory system, unspecified
D15 Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified intrathoracic organs
D15.0 Benign neoplasm of thymus
D15.1 Benign neoplasm of heart
D15.2 Benign neoplasm of mediastinum
D15.7 Benign neoplasm of other specified intrathoracic organs
D15.9 Benign neoplasm of intrathoracic organ, unspecified
D16 Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage
D16.0 Benign neoplasm of scapula and long bones of upper limb
D16.00 Benign neoplasm of scapula and long bones of unspecified upper limb
D16.01 Benign neoplasm of scapula and long bones of right upper limb
D16.02 Benign neoplasm of scapula and long bones of left upper limb
D16.1 Benign neoplasm of short bones of upper limb
D16.10 Benign neoplasm of short bones of unspecified upper limb
D16.11 Benign neoplasm of short bones of right upper limb
D16.12 Benign neoplasm of short bones of left upper limb
D16.2 Benign neoplasm of long bones of lower limb
D16.20 Benign neoplasm of long bones of unspecified lower limb

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