ICD-10-CM Code C26.9
Malignant neoplasm of ill-defined sites within the digestive system
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
C26.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of ill-defined sites within the digestive system. 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.
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Coding Notes for C26.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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 alimentary canal or tract NOS
- Malignant neoplasm of gastrointestinal tract NOS
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-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 abdominal NOS - instead, use code C76.2
- Malignant neoplasm of intra-abdominal NOS - instead, use code C76.2
- 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 'C26.9 - Malignant neoplasm of ill-defined sites within the digestive system'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C26.9. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 C26.9 and a single ICD9 code, 159.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.