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ICD-10-CM Code C18.8
Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of colon

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

C18.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of 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.

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

Diagram of the lower gastrointestinal tract

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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.

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C18.8 - Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of colon'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C18.8. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Malignant neoplasm of other specified sites of large intestine (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code C18.8 and a single ICD9 code, 153.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: C18 - Malignant neoplasm of colon

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C188