ICD-10-CM Code C38
Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code C38 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of C38 that describes the diagnosis 'malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura' in more detail.
- C38 Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura NON-BILLABLE
Coding Notes for C38 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Mesothelioma - instead, use code C45.-
ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C38 - Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C38. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.