ICD-10-CM Code C44.0
Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip
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 C44.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of C44.0 that describes the diagnosis 'other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip' in more detail.
- C44.0 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code C44 is used to code Merkel-cell carcinoma
Merkel-cell carcinoma is a rare and highly aggressive skin cancer, which, in most cases, is caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) discovered by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. It is also known as cutaneous APUDoma, primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, primary small cell carcinoma of the skin, and trabecular carcinoma of the skin.
|MeSH Codes:||D015266, D015266, D015266, D015266, D015266, D015266|
|ICD 9 Codes:||209.31, 209.32, 209.33, 209.34, 209.35, 209.36|
Micrograph of a Merkel-cell carcinoma. H&E stain.
Coding Notes for C44.0 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."
- Malignant neoplasm of lip - instead, use code C00.-
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for morphology code
ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C44.0 - Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C44.0. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.