2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C02.9

Malignant neoplasm of tongue, unspecified

The following code(s) above C02.9 contain annotation back-references
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  • Code Also annotations, or
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  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to C02.9:
  • C00-D49
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range C00-D49


    • 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).
  • C02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C02

    Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of tongue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of tongue
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM C02.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

Convert C02.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C02.9
C00.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of lip
C00.9 Malignant neoplasm of lip, unspecified
C01 Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue
C02 Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of tongue
C02.0 Malignant neoplasm of dorsal surface of tongue
C02.1 Malignant neoplasm of border of tongue
C02.2 Malignant neoplasm of ventral surface of tongue
C02.3 Malignant neoplasm of anterior two-thirds of tongue, part unspecified
C02.4 Malignant neoplasm of lingual tonsil
C02.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of tongue
C02.9 Malignant neoplasm of tongue, unspecified
C03 Malignant neoplasm of gum
C03.0 Malignant neoplasm of upper gum
C03.1 Malignant neoplasm of lower gum
C03.9 Malignant neoplasm of gum, unspecified
C04 Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth
C04.0 Malignant neoplasm of anterior floor of mouth
C04.1 Malignant neoplasm of lateral floor of mouth
C04.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of floor of mouth
C04.9 Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth, unspecified
C05 Malignant neoplasm of palate

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