2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C43.7

Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip

The following code(s) above C43.7 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • 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 C43.7:
  • 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
  • C43
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C43

    Malignant melanoma of skin

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • malignant melanoma of skin of genital organs (C51-C52, C60.-, C63.-)
    • Merkel cell carcinoma (C4A.-)
    • sites other than skin-code to malignant neoplasm of the site
    Malignant melanoma of skin
Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to C43.7:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C43.7
C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
C43.4 Malignant melanoma of scalp and neck
C43.5 Malignant melanoma of trunk
C43.51 Malignant melanoma of anal skin
C43.52 Malignant melanoma of skin of breast
C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
C43.60 Malignant melanoma of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
C43.61 Malignant melanoma of right upper limb, including shoulder
C43.62 Malignant melanoma of left upper limb, including shoulder
C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
C43.70 Malignant melanoma of unspecified lower limb, including hip
C43.71 Malignant melanoma of right lower limb, including hip
C43.72 Malignant melanoma of left lower limb, including hip
C43.8 Malignant melanoma of overlapping sites of skin
C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified
C4A Merkel cell carcinoma
C4A.0 Merkel cell carcinoma of lip
C4A.1 Merkel cell carcinoma of eyelid, including canthus
C4A.10 Merkel cell carcinoma of unspecified eyelid, including canthus
C4A.11 Merkel cell carcinoma of right eyelid, including canthus

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.