ICD-10-CM Code C45
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 C45 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of C45 that describes the diagnosis 'mesothelioma' in more detail.
- C45 Mesothelioma NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code C45 is used to code Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma (or, more precisely, malignant mesothelioma) is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. Mesothelioma is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common anatomical site for mesothelioma is the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall), but it can also arise in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), the pericardium (the sac that surrounds the heart), or the tunica vaginalis (a sac that surrounds the testis).
|ICD 9 Code:||163|
Left sided mesothelioma with mediastinal node enlargement : CT scan.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'C45 - Mesothelioma'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C45. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.