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ICD-10-CM Code D12.6
Benign neoplasm of colon, unspecified

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

D12.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of colon, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code D12 is used to code Adenoma

An adenoma (from Greek αδένας, adeno-, "gland" + -ώμα, -oma, "tumor") (/ˌædᵻˈnoʊmə/; plural adenomas or adenomata /ˌædᵻˈnoʊmᵻtə/) is a benign tumor of epithelial tissue with glandular origin, glandular characteristics, or both. Adenomas can grow from many glandular organs, including the adrenal glands, pituitary gland, thyroid, prostate, and others. Some adenomas grow from epithelial tissue in nonglandular areas but express glandular tissue structure (as can happen in familial polyposis coli). Although adenomas are benign, over time they may transform to become malignant, at which point they are called adenocarcinomas. Most adenomas do not transform. But even while benign, they have the potential to cause serious health complications by compressing other structures (mass effect) and by producing large amounts of hormones in an unregulated, non-feedback-dependent manner (causing paraneoplastic syndromes). Some adenomas are too small to be seen macroscopically but can still cause clinical symptoms.

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Codes: D000236, D000236, D000236, D000236, D000236
ICD 9 Codes: 211.3, 211.5, 223.0, 226, 227.0

Micrograph of a tubular adenoma (left of image), a type of colonic polyp and a precursor of colorectal cancer. Normal colorectal mucosa is seen on the right of the image. H&E stain.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for D12.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Adenomatosis of colon
Benign neoplasm of large intestine NOS
Polyposis (hereditary) of colon
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Inflammatory polyp of colon - instead, use code K51.4-
Polyp of colon NOS - instead, use code K63.5

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Pseudopolyposis of colon (disorder)
  • Adenomatous polyp of colon (disorder)
  • Tubular adenoma of colon (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'D12.6 - Benign neoplasm of colon, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D12.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'D12.6 - Benign neoplasm of colon, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D12.6. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


Benign neoplasm of colon (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code D12.6 and a single ICD9 code, 211.3 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: D12 - Benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/D126