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ICD-10-CM Code C43.5
Malignant melanoma of trunk

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 C43.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of C43.5 that describes the diagnosis 'malignant melanoma of trunk' in more detail.


The ICD code C43 is used to code Melanoma

Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes. Melanomas typically occur in the skin but may rarely occur in the mouth, intestines, or eye. In women they most commonly occur on the legs, while in men they are most common on the back. Sometimes they develop from a mole with concerning changes including an increase in size, irregular edges, change in color, itchiness, or skin breakdown.

Specialty: Oncology And Dermatology
MeSH Code: D008545
ICD 9 Code: 172.9

A melanoma of approximately 2.5 cm by 1.5 cm

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for C43.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Malignant neoplasm of anus NOS - instead, use code C21.0
Malignant neoplasm of scrotum - instead, use code C63.2

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Malignant melanoma of skin of axilla (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'C43.5 - Malignant melanoma of trunk'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C43.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: C43 - Malignant melanoma of skin

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C435