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ICD-10-CM Code C18
Malignant neoplasm of colon

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 C18 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of C18 that describes the diagnosis 'malignant neoplasm of colon' in more detail.


The ICD code C18 is used to code Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer, or bowel cancer) is the development of cancer in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine). It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Signs and symptoms may include blood in the stool, a change in bowel movements, weight loss, and feeling tired all the time.

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Codes: , ,
ICD 9 Codes: 153.0, 154.0, 154.1

Diagram of the lower gastrointestinal tract

Coding Notes for C18 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Malignant carcinoid tumors of the colon - instead, use code C7A.02-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'C18 - Malignant neoplasm of colon'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C18. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C18 - Malignant neoplasm of colon'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C18. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C18