2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D36.9

Benign neoplasm, unspecified site

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • D36.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM D36.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of D36.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 D36.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above D36.9 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 D36.9:
  • C00-D49
    2019 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Benign neoplasm
  • Benign neoplasm, intraductal papilloma
  • Benign neoplastic disease
  • Cutaneous papillomatosis
  • Cutaneous pseudolymphoma
  • Cystic dermoid choristoma
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Duct papilloma of breast
  • Inverted papilloma
  • Lymphocytoma cutis
  • Myelopathy due to benign neoplastic disease
  • Myelopathy in benign neoplasm
  • Papilloma
  • Papillomatosis
  • Pseudolymphoma
Clinical Information
  • A general term used to describe autonomous growth of tissue where the originating cell type has not been characterized. The term benign indicates the absence of morphologic features associated with malignancy (for instance severe atypia, nuclear pleomorphism, tumor cell necrosis, and abnormal mitoses).
  • A growth that is not cancer. It does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body.
  • A neoplasm which is characterized by the absence of morphologic features associated with malignancy (severe cytologic atypia, tumor cell necrosis, and high mitotic rate). Benign neoplasms remain confined to the original site of growth and only rarely metastasize to other anatomic sites.
  • Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They 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. When these extra cells form a mass, it is called a tumor. Tumors 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.treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back. nih: national cancer institute
ICD-10-CM D36.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 826 Myeloproliferative disorders or poorly differentiated neoplasms with major o.r. Procedure with mcc
  • 827 Myeloproliferative disorders or poorly differentiated neoplasms with major o.r. Procedure with cc
  • 828 Myeloproliferative disorders or poorly differentiated neoplasms with major o.r. Procedure without cc/mcc
  • 829 Myeloproliferative disorders or poorly differentiated neoplasms with other procedure with cc/mcc
  • 830 Myeloproliferative disorders or poorly differentiated neoplasms with other procedure without cc/mcc
  • 843 Other myeloproliferative disorders or poorly differentiated neoplastic diagnoses with mcc
  • 844 Other myeloproliferative disorders or poorly differentiated neoplastic diagnoses with cc
  • 845 Other myeloproliferative disorders or poorly differentiated neoplastic diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert D36.9 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to D36.9:
  • Polyposis - see also Polyp
    • multiple, adenomatous D36.9 - see also Neoplasm, benign

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To D36.9
D36.1 Benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
D36.10 …… unspecified
D36.11 …… of face, head, and neck
D36.12 …… upper limb, including shoulder
D36.13 …… of lower limb, including hip
D36.14 …… of thorax
D36.15 …… of abdomen
D36.16 …… of pelvis
D36.17 …… of trunk, unspecified
D36.7 Benign neoplasm of other specified sites
D36.9 Benign neoplasm, unspecified site
D3A Benign neuroendocrine tumors
D3A.0 Benign carcinoid tumors
D3A.00 Benign carcinoid tumor of unspecified site
D3A.01 Benign carcinoid tumors of the small intestine
D3A.010 Benign carcinoid tumor of the duodenum
D3A.011 Benign carcinoid tumor of the jejunum
D3A.012 Benign carcinoid tumor of the ileum
D3A.019 Benign carcinoid tumor of the small intestine, unspecified portion
D3A.02 Benign carcinoid tumors of the appendix, large intestine, and rectum
D3A.020 Benign carcinoid tumor of the appendix

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