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ICD-10-CM Code D13.6
Benign neoplasm of pancreas

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

D13.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of pancreas. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code D136 is used to code Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is a type of tumor (neoplasm) that grows within the pancreatic ducts (intraductal) and is characterized by the production of thick fluid by the tumor cells (mucinous). Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are important because if they are left untreated some of them progress to invasive cancer (transform from a benign tumor to a malignant tumor). Just as colon polyps can develop into colon cancer if left untreated, so too do some intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms progress into an invasive pancreatic cancer. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms can present an opportunity to treat a pancreatic tumor before it develops into an aggressive, hard-to-treat cancer.

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Coding Notes for D13.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Benign neoplasm of endocrine pancreas - instead, use code D13.7

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #438-440 - Disorders of pancreas except malignancy with MCC.
  • DRG Group #438-440 - Disorders of pancreas except malignancy with CC.
  • DRG Group #438-440 - Disorders of pancreas except malignancy without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'D13.6 - Benign neoplasm of pancreas'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D13.6. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


Benign neoplasm of pancreas, except islets of Langerhans (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 211.6 was previously used, D13.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: D13 - Benign neoplasm of other and ill-defined parts of digestive system

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