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ICD-10-CM Code C06.0
Malignant neoplasm of cheek mucosa

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

C06.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of cheek mucosa. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code C06 is used to code Simple Cancer

cancer, also known as a malignant tumor or malignant neoplasm, is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. possible signs and symptoms include: a new lump, abnormal bleeding, a prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements, among others. while these symptoms may indicate cancer they may also occur due to other issues. there are over 100 different known cancers that affect humans.

MeSH Codes: D009369, D009369, D009369, D009369, D009369, D009369, D009369, D009369
ICD 9 Codes: 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 239

A coronal CT scan showing a malignant mesothelioma

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Coding Notes for C06.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Malignant neoplasm of buccal mucosa NOS
Malignant neoplasm of internal cheek

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #146-148 - Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy with MCC.
  • DRG Group #146-148 - Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy with CC.
  • DRG Group #146-148 - Ear, nose, mouth and throat malignancy without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Primary malignant neoplasm of buccal mucosa (disorder)
  • Malignant melanoma of buccal mucosa (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C06.0 - Malignant neoplasm of cheek mucosa'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C06.0. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Malignant neoplasm of cheek mucosa (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 145.0 was previously used, C06.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: C06 - Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth

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