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ICD-10-CM Code C26
Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined digestive organs

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 C26 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of C26 that describes the diagnosis 'malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined digestive organs' in more detail.


The ICD code C26 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.

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Codes: , D004067
ICD 9 Codes: ,

Coding Notes for C26 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 neoplasm of peritoneum and retroperitoneum - instead, use code C48.-

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C26 - Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined digestive organs'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C26. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C26