2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D49.81

Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • D49.81 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 D49.81 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of D49.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 D49.81 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Dark area on retina
  • Retinal freckle
The following code(s) above D49.81 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 D49.81:
  • 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
  • D49
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D49

    Neoplasms of unspecified behavior

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • 'growth' NOS
    • neoplasm NOS
    • new growth NOS
    • tumor NOS
    Note
    • Category D49 classifies by site neoplasms of unspecified morphology and behavior. The term 'mass', unless otherwise stated, is not to be regarded as a neoplastic growth.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasms of uncertain behavior (D37-D44, D48)
    Neoplasms of unspecified behavior
  • D49.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D49.8

    Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of eyelid (skin) (D49.2)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of eyelid cartilage (D49.2)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of great vessels (D49.2)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of optic nerve (D49.7)
    Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites
Approximate Synonyms
  • Neoplasm of choroid
  • Neoplasm of retina
  • Neoplasm, choroid
ICD-10-CM D49.81 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 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 D49.81 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 D49.81:
  • Type 1 Excludes: C69.2
    , C69.2
    , C69.2
    , D31.2
    , D31.2
    , D31.2
    , D31.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C69.2

    Malignant neoplasm of retina

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dark area on retina (D49.81)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid (D49.81)
    • retinal freckle (D49.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C69.2

    Malignant neoplasm of retina

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dark area on retina (D49.81)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid (D49.81)
    • retinal freckle (D49.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C69.2

    Malignant neoplasm of retina

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dark area on retina (D49.81)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid (D49.81)
    • retinal freckle (D49.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D31.2

    Benign neoplasm of retina

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dark area on retina (D49.81)
    • hemangioma of retina (D49.81)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid (D49.81)
    • retinal freckle (D49.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D31.2

    Benign neoplasm of retina

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dark area on retina (D49.81)
    • hemangioma of retina (D49.81)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid (D49.81)
    • retinal freckle (D49.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D31.2

    Benign neoplasm of retina

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dark area on retina (D49.81)
    • hemangioma of retina (D49.81)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid (D49.81)
    • retinal freckle (D49.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D31.2

    Benign neoplasm of retina

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dark area on retina (D49.81)
    • hemangioma of retina (D49.81)
    • neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid (D49.81)
    • retinal freckle (D49.81)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to D49.81:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To D49.81
D49.4 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of bladder
D49.5 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other genitourinary organs
D49.51 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of kidney
D49.511 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of right kidney
D49.512 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of left kidney
D49.519 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified kidney
D49.59 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other genitourinary organ
D49.6 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of brain
D49.7 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of endocrine glands and other parts of nervous system
D49.8 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites
D49.81 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid
D49.89 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites
D49.9 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified site
D50 Iron deficiency anemia
D50.0 Iron deficiency anemia secondary to blood loss (chronic)
D50.1 Sideropenic dysphagia
D50.8 Other iron deficiency anemias
D50.9 Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified
D51 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia
D51.0 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia due to intrinsic factor deficiency
D51.1 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia due to selective vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria

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