Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 225.0
Benign neoplasm of brain
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 225.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 225.0 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 225.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D33.2 Benign neoplasm of brain, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Benign ependymoma of brain
  • Benign ependymoma, brain
  • Benign glioma of brain
  • Benign glioma of cerebellum
  • Benign glioma of cerebrum
  • Benign glioma, brain
  • Benign glioma, cerebellum
  • Benign glioma, cerebrum
  • Benign neoplasm of brain, supratentorial
  • Benign neoplasm of infratentorial brain
  • Benign neoplasm, brain
  • Benign neoplasm, infratentorial brain
  • Benign neoplasm, supratentorial brain
  • Benign papilloma of choroid plexus
  • Low grade glioma of brain
  • Low grade glioma of cerebellum
  • Low grade glioma of cerebrum
  • Papilloma, choroid plexus
Clinical Information
  • Primary neoplasms of the brain which are noninvasive and tend to grow slowly. They are generally classified by location and histologic type. In children, astrocytomas of the cerebellum represent relatively common benign brain neoplasms. In adult meningiomas, neurilemomas and pituitary tumors comprise the majority of benign tumors
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 225.0:
  • Ependymoma (epithelial) (malignant) (M9391/3)
    • benign (M9391/0)
      • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, benign
      • unspecified site 225.0
  • Papilloma (M8050/0) - see also Neoplasm, by site, benign
    • choroid plexus (M9390/0) 225.0
      • anaplastic type (M9390/3) 191.5
      • malignant (M9390/3) 191.5
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