2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D48.0

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage

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  • D48.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone/artic cartl
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM D48.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of D48.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 D48.0 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 D48.0. 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.
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of ear (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D48.1

    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective and other soft tissue

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    Applicable To
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of ear
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of eyelid
    • Stromal tumors of uncertain behavior of digestive system
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of articular cartilage (D48.0)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of larynx (D38.0)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose (D38.5)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of breast (D48.6-)
    D48.1
    )
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of larynx (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D38.0

    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx

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    Applicable To
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aryepiglottic fold or interarytenoid fold, laryngeal aspect
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of epiglottis (suprahyoid portion)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aryepiglottic fold or interarytenoid fold NOS (D37.05)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hypopharyngeal aspect of aryepiglottic fold (D37.05)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of marginal zone of aryepiglottic fold (D37.05)
    D38.0
    )
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D38.5

    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other respiratory organs

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    Applicable To
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of accessory sinuses
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of middle ear
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nasal cavities
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ear (external) (skin) (D48.5)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nose NOS (D48.7)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of nose (D48.5)
    D38.5
    )
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of eyelid (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D48.1

    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective and other soft tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of ear
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of eyelid
    • Stromal tumors of uncertain behavior of digestive system
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of articular cartilage (D48.0)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of larynx (D38.0)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose (D38.5)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of breast (D48.6-)
    D48.1
    )
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of synovia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D48.1

    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective and other soft tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of ear
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of eyelid
    • Stromal tumors of uncertain behavior of digestive system
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of articular cartilage (D48.0)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of larynx (D38.0)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose (D38.5)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of breast (D48.6-)
    D48.1
    )
The following code(s) above D48.0 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 D48.0:
  • 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
  • D37-D48
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range D37-D48

    Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes

    Note
    • Categories D37-D44, and D48 classify by site neoplasms of uncertain behavior, i.e., histologic confirmation whether the neoplasm is malignant or benign cannot be made.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasms of unspecified behavior (D49.-)
    Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes
  • D48
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D48

    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other and unspecified sites

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • neurofibromatosis (nonmalignant) (Q85.0-)
    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other and unspecified sites
Approximate Synonyms
  • Neoplasm of uncert behavior of bone and articular
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone of hand
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone of skull
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cervical vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hand bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lumbar vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thoracic vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, cervical vertebra
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, lumbar vertebral
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, sacrococcygeal
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, thoracic vertebra
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, vertebra
  • Osteochondromatosis
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis
ICD-10-CM D48.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 456 Spinal fusion except cervical with spinal curvature or malignancy or infection or extensive fusions with mcc
  • 457 Spinal fusion except cervical with spinal curvature or malignancy or infection or extensive fusions with cc
  • 458 Spinal fusion except cervical with spinal curvature or malignancy or infection or extensive fusions without cc/mcc
  • 542 Pathological fractures and musculoskeletal and connective tissue malignancy with mcc
  • 543 Pathological fractures and musculoskeletal and connective tissue malignancy with cc
  • 544 Pathological fractures and musculoskeletal and connective tissue malignancy without cc/mcc

Convert D48.0 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
Code annotations containing back-references to D48.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: D48.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D48.1

    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective and other soft tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of ear
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of eyelid
    • Stromal tumors of uncertain behavior of digestive system
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of articular cartilage (D48.0)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of larynx (D38.0)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose (D38.5)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue of breast (D48.6-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to D48.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To D48.0
D47.1 Chronic myeloproliferative disease
D47.2 Monoclonal gammopathy
D47.3 Essential (hemorrhagic) thrombocythemia
D47.4 Osteomyelofibrosis
D47.Z Other specified neoplasms of uncertain behavior of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue
D47.Z1 Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD)
D47.Z2 Castleman disease
D47.Z9 Other specified neoplasms of uncertain behavior of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue
D47.9 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue, unspecified
D48 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other and unspecified sites
D48.0 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage
D48.1 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective and other soft tissue
D48.2 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
D48.3 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of retroperitoneum
D48.4 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of peritoneum
D48.5 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin
D48.6 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of breast
D48.60 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified breast
D48.61 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right breast
D48.62 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of left breast
D48.7 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified sites

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