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ICD-10-CM Code C26.0
Malignant neoplasm of intestinal tract, part unspecified

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

C26.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of intestinal tract, part unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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 C26.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Malignant neoplasm of intestine NOS

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.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C26.0 - Malignant neoplasm of intestinal tract, part unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C26.0. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Malignant neoplasm of intestinal tract, part unspecified (exact match)

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 159.0 was previously used, C26.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: C26 - Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined digestive organs

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C260