ICD-10-CM Code C18.6
Malignant neoplasm of descending colon
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
C18.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of descending colon. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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.
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|ICD 9 Codes:||153.0, 154.0, 154.1|
Diagram of the lower gastrointestinal tract
- DRG Group #374-376 - Digestive malignancy with MCC.
- DRG Group #374-376 - Digestive malignancy with CC.
- DRG Group #374-376 - Digestive malignancy without CC or MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Primary malignant neoplasm of descending colon (disorder)
- Carcinoma of descending colon (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for morphology code
ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C18.6 - Malignant neoplasm of descending colon'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C18.6. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 153.2 was previously used, C18.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.