ICD-10-CM Code C44.79
Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of lower limb, including hip
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 C44.79 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of C44.79 that describes the diagnosis 'oth malignant neoplasm of skin of lower limb, including hip' in more detail.
- C44.79 Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of lower limb, including hip 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.
ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C44.79 - Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of lower limb, including hip'
The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C44.79. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.