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ICD-10-CM Code C38
Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura

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 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.


Coding Notes for C38 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."
Mesothelioma - instead, use code C45.-

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C38