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ICD-10-CM Code D17.9
Benign lipomatous neoplasm, unspecified

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

D17.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of benign lipomatous neoplasm, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code D17 is used to code Lipoma

A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of adipose tissue (body fat). It is the most common benign form of soft tissue tumor. Lipomas are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. Many lipomas are small (under one centimeter diameter) but can enlarge to sizes greater than six centimeters. Lipomas are commonly found in adults from 40 to 60 years of age, but can also be found in younger adults and children. Some sources claim that malignant transformation can occur, while others say this has yet to be convincingly documented.

Specialty: Dermatology, General Surgery
MeSH Code: D008067
ICD 9 Code: 214

Lipoma on forearm

Coding Notes for D17.9 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.
Lipoma NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'D17.9 - Benign lipomatous neoplasm, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D17.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Myxolipoma (D17.9)
Lipoma (D17.9)
Fibromyxolipoma (D17.9)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Lipoma, unspecified site (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 214.9 was previously used, D17.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: D17 - Benign lipomatous neoplasm

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/D179