2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C44

Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin

Type 1 Excludes
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  • Kaposi's sarcoma of skin (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C46.0

    Kaposi's sarcoma of skin

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    C46.0
    )
  • malignant melanoma of skin (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C43
    • C43 Malignant melanoma of skin
      • C43.0 Malignant melanoma of lip
      • C43.1 Malignant melanoma of eyelid, including canth...
        • C43.10 Malignant melanoma of unspecified eyelid, inc...
        • C43.11 Malignant melanoma of right eyelid, including...
        • C43.12 Malignant melanoma of left eyelid, including ...
      • C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricu...
        • C43.20 Malignant melanoma of unspecified ear and ext...
        • C43.21 Malignant melanoma of right ear and external ...
        • C43.22 Malignant melanoma of left ear and external a...
      • C43.3 Malignant melanoma of other and unspecified p...
        • C43.30 Malignant melanoma of unspecified part of fac...
        • C43.31 Malignant melanoma of nose
        • 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 s...
        • C43.60 Malignant melanoma of unspecified upper limb,...
        • C43.61 Malignant melanoma of right upper limb, inclu...
        • C43.62 Malignant melanoma of left upper limb, includ...
      • C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including h...
        • C43.70 Malignant melanoma of unspecified lower limb,...
        • C43.71 Malignant melanoma of right lower limb, inclu...
        • C43.72 Malignant melanoma of left lower limb, includ...
      • C43.8 Malignant melanoma of overlapping sites of sk...
      • C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified
    C43.-
    )
  • malignant neoplasm of skin of genital organs (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C51

    Malignant neoplasm of vulva

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • carcinoma in situ of vulva (D07.1)
    C51
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C52

    Malignant neoplasm of vagina

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
    Type 1 Excludes
    • carcinoma in situ of vagina (D07.2)
    C52
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C60
    • C60 Malignant neoplasm of penis
      • C60.0 Malignant neoplasm of prepuce
      • C60.1 Malignant neoplasm of glans penis
      • C60.2 Malignant neoplasm of body of penis
      • C60.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of pe...
      • C60.9 Malignant neoplasm of penis, unspecified
    C60.-
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C63.2

    Malignant neoplasm of scrotum

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Male Dx
    Applicable To
    • Malignant neoplasm of skin of scrotum
    C63.2
    )
  • Merkel cell carcinoma (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C4A
    • C4A Merkel cell carcinoma
      • C4A.0 Merkel cell carcinoma of lip
      • C4A.1 Merkel cell carcinoma of eyelid, including ca...
        • C4A.10 Merkel cell carcinoma of unspecified eyelid, ...
        • C4A.11 Merkel cell carcinoma of right eyelid, includ...
        • C4A.12 Merkel cell carcinoma of left eyelid, includi...
      • C4A.2 Merkel cell carcinoma of ear and external aur...
        • C4A.20 Merkel cell carcinoma of unspecified ear and ...
        • C4A.21 Merkel cell carcinoma of right ear and extern...
        • C4A.22 Merkel cell carcinoma of left ear and externa...
      • C4A.3 Merkel cell carcinoma of other and unspecifie...
        • C4A.30 Merkel cell carcinoma of unspecified part of ...
        • C4A.31 Merkel cell carcinoma of nose
        • C4A.39 Merkel cell carcinoma of other parts of face
      • C4A.4 Merkel cell carcinoma of scalp and neck
      • C4A.5 Merkel cell carcinoma of trunk
        • C4A.51 Merkel cell carcinoma of anal skin
        • C4A.52 Merkel cell carcinoma of skin of breast
        • C4A.59 Merkel cell carcinoma of other part of trunk
      • C4A.6 Merkel cell carcinoma of upper limb, includin...
        • C4A.60 Merkel cell carcinoma of unspecified upper li...
        • C4A.61 Merkel cell carcinoma of right upper limb, in...
        • C4A.62 Merkel cell carcinoma of left upper limb, inc...
      • C4A.7 Merkel cell carcinoma of lower limb, includin...
        • C4A.70 Merkel cell carcinoma of unspecified lower li...
        • C4A.71 Merkel cell carcinoma of right lower limb, in...
        • C4A.72 Merkel cell carcinoma of left lower limb, inc...
      • C4A.8 Merkel cell carcinoma of overlapping sites
      • C4A.9 Merkel cell carcinoma, unspecified
    C4A.-
    )
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  • malignant neoplasm of sebaceous glands
  • malignant neoplasm of sweat glands
The following code(s) above C44 contain annotation back-references
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  • Code Also annotations, or
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that may be applicable to C44:
  • 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
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to C44:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C44
C4A.6 Merkel cell carcinoma of upper limb, including shoulder
C4A.60 Merkel cell carcinoma of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
C4A.61 Merkel cell carcinoma of right upper limb, including shoulder
C4A.62 Merkel cell carcinoma of left upper limb, including shoulder
C4A.7 Merkel cell carcinoma of lower limb, including hip
C4A.70 Merkel cell carcinoma of unspecified lower limb, including hip
C4A.71 Merkel cell carcinoma of right lower limb, including hip
C4A.72 Merkel cell carcinoma of left lower limb, including hip
C4A.8 Merkel cell carcinoma of overlapping sites
C4A.9 Merkel cell carcinoma, unspecified
C44 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin
C44.0 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip
C44.00 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip
C44.01 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of lip
C44.02 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lip
C44.09 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip
C44.1 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of eyelid, including canthus
C44.10 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of eyelid, including canthus
C44.101 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of unspecified eyelid, including canthus
C44.102 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of right eyelid, including canthus
C44.109 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of left eyelid, including canthus

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