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ICD-10-CM Code C44.699
Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of left upper limb, including shoulder

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

C44.699 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of left upper limb, including shoulder. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of upper limb, including shoulder (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code C44.699 and a single ICD9 code, 173.69 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: C44.69 - Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of upper limb, including shoulder

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C44699