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ICD-10-CM Code C09
Malignant neoplasm of tonsil

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code C09 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of C09 that describes the diagnosis 'malignant neoplasm of tonsil' in more detail.


The ICD code C09 is used to code Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer is cancer that starts in the lip, oral cavity (mouth), nasal cavity (inside the nose), paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx or parotid glands.

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Codes: D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258, D006258
ICD 9 Codes: 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for C09 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify:
Alcohol abuse and dependence See code F10.-
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke See code Z77.22
Exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period See code P96.81
History of tobacco use See code Z87.891
Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke See code Z57.31
Tobacco dependence See code F17.-
Tobacco use See code Z72.0
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Malignant neoplasm of lingual tonsil - instead, use code C02.4
Malignant neoplasm of pharyngeal tonsil - instead, use code C11.1

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C09 - Malignant neoplasm of tonsil'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C09. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


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