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ICD-10-CM Code C44.3
Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of other and unspecified parts of face

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 C44.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of C44.3 that describes the diagnosis 'oth and unsp malignant neoplasm skin/ and unsp parts of face' 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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of temporal region (disorder)
  • Basal cell carcinoma of cheek (disorder)
  • Basal cell carcinoma of postauricular skin (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

Parent Code: C44 - Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C443