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ICD-10-CM Code D16.6
Benign neoplasm of vertebral column

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

D16.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of vertebral column. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code D16 is used to code Chondroma

A chondroma is a benign cartilaginous tumor, which is encapsulated with a lobular growing pattern.

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Code: D002812
ICD 9 Code: 213.9

Coding Notes for D16.6 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 sacrum and coccyx - instead, use code D16.8

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #456-458 - Spinal fus except cerv with spinal curv or malig or infec or 9+ fus with MCC.
  • DRG Group #456-458 - Spinal fus except cerv with spinal curv or malig or infec or 9+ fus with CC.
  • DRG Group #456-458 - Spinal fus except cerv with spinal curv or malig or infec or 9+ fus without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Osteoid osteoma of spine (disorder)
  • Benign neoplasm of thoracic vertebra (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Benign neoplasm of vertebral column, excluding sacrum and coccyx (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 213.2 was previously used, D16.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: D16 - Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/D166