2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C39

Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs

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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code to identify:
  • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z77.22

    Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic)

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Exposure to second hand tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic)
    • Passive smoking (acute) (chronic)
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    Z77.22
    )
  • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P96.81

    Exposure to (parental) (environmental) tobacco smoke in the perinatal period

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Type 2 Excludes
    • newborn affected by in utero exposure to tobacco (P04.2)
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke after the perinatal period (Z77.22)
    P96.81
    )
  • history of tobacco dependence (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z87.891

    Personal history of nicotine dependence

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current nicotine dependence (F17.2-)
    Z87.891
    )
  • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z57.31

    Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Type 2 Excludes
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    Z57.31
    )
  • tobacco dependence (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F17
    • F17 Nicotine dependence
      • F17.2 Nicotine dependence
        • F17.20 Nicotine dependence, unspecified
          • F17.200 Nicotine dependence, unspecified, uncomplicat...
          • F17.201 Nicotine dependence, unspecified, in remissio...
          • F17.203 Nicotine dependence unspecified, with withdra...
          • F17.208 Nicotine dependence, unspecified, with other ...
          • F17.209 Nicotine dependence, unspecified, with unspec...
        • F17.21 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes
          • F17.210 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, uncomplicate...
          • F17.211 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, in remission...
          • F17.213 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with withdra...
          • F17.218 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with other n...
          • F17.219 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with unspeci...
        • F17.22 Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco
          • F17.220 Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, uncompl...
          • F17.221 Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, in remi...
          • F17.223 Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, with wi...
          • F17.228 Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, with ot...
          • F17.229 Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, with un...
        • F17.29 Nicotine dependence, other tobacco product
          • F17.290 Nicotine dependence, other tobacco product, u...
          • F17.291 Nicotine dependence, other tobacco product, i...
          • F17.293 Nicotine dependence, other tobacco product, w...
          • F17.298 Nicotine dependence, other tobacco product, w...
          • F17.299 Nicotine dependence, other tobacco product, w...
    F17.-
    )
  • tobacco use (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z72.0

    Tobacco use

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Tobacco use NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • nicotine dependence (F17.2-)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.2-)
    • tobacco use during pregnancy (O99.33-)
    Z72.0
    )
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as C39. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • intrathoracic malignant neoplasm NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C76.1

    Malignant neoplasm of thorax

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Intrathoracic malignant neoplasm NOS
    • Malignant neoplasm of axilla NOS
    • Thoracic malignant neoplasm NOS
    C76.1
    )
  • thoracic malignant neoplasm NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C76.1

    Malignant neoplasm of thorax

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Intrathoracic malignant neoplasm NOS
    • Malignant neoplasm of axilla NOS
    • Thoracic malignant neoplasm NOS
    C76.1
    )
The following code(s) above C39 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to C39:
  • C00-D49
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range C00-D49

    Neoplasms

    Note
    • Functional activity
    • All neoplasms are classified in this chapter, whether they are functionally active or not. An additional code from Chapter 4 may be used, to identify functional activity associated with any neoplasm.
    • Morphology [Histology]
    • Chapter 2 classifies neoplasms primarily by site (topography), with broad groupings for behavior, malignant, in situ, benign, etc. The Table of Neoplasms should be used to identify the correct topography code. In a few cases, such as for malignant melanoma and certain neuroendocrine tumors, the morphology (histologic type) is included in the category and codes.
    • Primary malignant neoplasms overlapping site boundaries
    • A primary malignant neoplasm that overlaps two or more contiguous (next to each other) sites should be classified to the subcategory/code .8 ('overlapping lesion'), unless the combination is specifically indexed elsewhere. For multiple neoplasms of the same site that are not contiguous, such as tumors in different quadrants of the same breast, codes for each site should be assigned.
    • Malignant neoplasm of ectopic tissue
    • Malignant neoplasms of ectopic tissue are to be coded to the site mentioned, e.g., ectopic pancreatic malignant neoplasms are coded to pancreas, unspecified (C25.9).
    Neoplasms
  • C30-C39
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range C30-C39

    Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs

    Includes
    • malignant neoplasm of middle ear
    Type 1 Excludes
    Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C39
C34.91 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of right bronchus or lung
C34.92 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of left bronchus or lung
C37 Malignant neoplasm of thymus
C38 Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura
C38.0 Malignant neoplasm of heart
C38.1 Malignant neoplasm of anterior mediastinum
C38.2 Malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum
C38.3 Malignant neoplasm of mediastinum, part unspecified
C38.4 Malignant neoplasm of pleura
C38.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of heart, mediastinum and pleura
C39 Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs
C39.0 Malignant neoplasm of upper respiratory tract, part unspecified
C39.9 Malignant neoplasm of lower respiratory tract, part unspecified
C40 Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs
C40.0 Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of upper limb
C40.00 Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of unspecified upper limb
C40.01 Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of right upper limb
C40.02 Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of left upper limb
C40.1 Malignant neoplasm of short bones of upper limb
C40.10 Malignant neoplasm of short bones of unspecified upper limb
C40.11 Malignant neoplasm of short bones of right upper limb

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