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ICD-10-CM Code C44.21
Basal cell carcinoma of skin of ear and external auricular canal

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 C44.21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of C44.21 that describes the diagnosis 'basal cell carcinoma skin/ ear and external auricular canal' in more detail.


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.

Specialty: Oncology
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.

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C44.21 - Basal cell carcinoma of skin of ear and external auricular canal'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C44.21. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


Parent Code: C44.2 - Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of ear and external auricular canal

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