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ICD-10-CM Code C40
Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs

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 C40 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of C40 that describes the diagnosis 'malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs' in more detail.

The ICD code C40 is used to code Bone tumor

A bone tumor, (also spelled bone tumour), is a neoplastic growth of tissue in bone. Abnormal growths found in the bone can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Code: D001859
ICD 9 Code: 170.9

Micrograph of an osteosarcoma, a malignant primary bone tumor.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for C40 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
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Code to identify major osseous defect, if applicable See code M89.7-

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