2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C40.00

Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of unspecified upper limb

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • C40.00 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Malig neoplasm of scapula and long bones of unsp upper limb
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM C40.00 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of C40.00 - other international versions of ICD-10 C40.00 may differ.
The following code(s) above C40.00 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 C40.00:
  • C00-D49
    2019 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
  • C40-C41
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range C40-C41

    Malignant neoplasms of bone and articular cartilage

    Includes
    • malignant neoplasm of cartilage (articular) (joint)
    • malignant neoplasm of periosteum
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malignant neoplasm of bone marrow NOS (C96.9)
    • malignant neoplasm of synovia (C49.-)
    Malignant neoplasms of bone and articular cartilage
  • C40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C40

    Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify major osseous defect, if applicable (M89.7-)
    Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the bone, acromion
  • Cancer of the bone, long bone of upper limb
  • Cancer of the bone, radius
  • Cancer of the bone, scapula
  • Cancer of the bone, ulna
  • Cancer of the bone, upper limb
  • Cancer of the bone, upper limb, chondrosarcoma
  • Cancer of the bone, upper limb, ewings sarcoma
  • Cancer of the bone, upper limb, osteosarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma, long bones of arm
  • Chondrosarcoma, scapula
  • Ewing's sarcoma of upper limb
  • Osteosarcoma of upper limb
  • Primary chondrosarcoma of bone of upper limb
  • Primary chondrosarcoma of long bone of upper limb
  • Primary chondrosarcoma of scapula
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of acromion
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of bone of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of long bone of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of radius
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of scapula
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of ulna
ICD-10-CM C40.00 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 542 Pathological fractures and musculoskeletal and connective tissue malignancy with mcc
  • 543 Pathological fractures and musculoskeletal and connective tissue malignancy with cc
  • 544 Pathological fractures and musculoskeletal and connective tissue malignancy without cc/mcc

Convert C40.00 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C40.00
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
C40.12 Malignant neoplasm of short bones of left upper limb
C40.2 Malignant neoplasm of long bones of lower limb
C40.20 Malignant neoplasm of long bones of unspecified lower limb
C40.21 Malignant neoplasm of long bones of right lower limb
C40.22 Malignant neoplasm of long bones of left lower limb

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