2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C44.329

Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of other parts of face

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • C44.329 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM C44.329 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of C44.329 - other international versions of ICD-10 C44.329 may differ.
The following code(s) above C44.329 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Code Also annotations, or
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that may be applicable to C44.329:
  • C00-D49
    2020 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
  • C44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C44

    Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • malignant neoplasm of sebaceous glands
    • malignant neoplasm of sweat glands
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Kaposi's sarcoma of skin (C46.0)
    • malignant melanoma of skin (C43.-)
    • malignant neoplasm of skin of genital organs (C51-C52, C60.-, C63.2)
    • Merkel cell carcinoma (C4A.-)
    Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the cheek, squamous cell
  • Cancer of the chin, squamous cell
  • Cancer of the forehead, squamous cell
  • Cancer of the nasolabial fold, squamous cell
  • Cancer of the temple, squamous cell
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of chin
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of forehead
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of nasolabial fold
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of cheek
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of temple
ICD-10-CM C44.329 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert C44.329 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To C44.329
C44.300 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of unspecified part of face
C44.301 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of nose
C44.309 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of other parts of face
C44.31 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other and unspecified parts of face
C44.310 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of unspecified parts of face
C44.311 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of nose
C44.319 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other parts of face
C44.32 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of other and unspecified parts of face
C44.320 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of unspecified parts of face
C44.321 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of nose
C44.329 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of other parts of face
C44.39 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of other and unspecified parts of face
C44.390 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of unspecified parts of face
C44.391 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of nose
C44.399 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of other parts of face
C44.4 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of scalp and neck
C44.40 Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of scalp and neck
C44.41 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of scalp and neck
C44.42 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of scalp and neck
C44.49 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of scalp and neck
C44.5 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of trunk

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