Specific code icon 2016/17 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C15.3

Malignant neoplasm of upper third of esophagus

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • C15.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of C15.3. Other international versions of ICD-10 C15.3 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm involving the upper third segment of the esophagus.
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the esophagus, cervical
  • Cancer of the esophagus, upper third
  • Esophageal cancer, cervical
  • Esophageal cancer, upper third
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of cervical esophagus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of upper third of esophagus
ICD-10-CM C15.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 374 Digestive malignancy with mcc
  • 375 Digestive malignancy with cc
  • 376 Digestive malignancy without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM C15.3 to ICD-9-CM