ICD-10-CM Code C15
Malignant neoplasm of esophagus
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code C15 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of C15 that describes the diagnosis 'malignant neoplasm of esophagus' in more detail.
- C15 Malignant neoplasm of esophagus NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code C15 is used to code Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal cancer refers to malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and accessory organs of digestion, including the esophagus, stomach, biliary system, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus. The symptoms relate to the organ affected and can include obstruction (leading to difficulty swallowing or defecating), abnormal bleeding or other associated problems. The diagnosis often requires endoscopy, followed by biopsy of suspicious tissue. The treatment depends on the location of the tumor, as well as the type of cancer cell and whether it has invaded other tissues or spread elsewhere. These factors also determine the prognosis.
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Coding Notes for C15 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C15 - Malignant neoplasm of esophagus'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C15. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.