ICD-10-CM Code C45.0
Mesothelioma of pleura
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
C45.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of mesothelioma of pleura. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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.
Coding Notes for C45.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Other malignant neoplasm of pleura - instead, use code C38.4
- DRG Group #180-182 - Respiratory neoplasms with MCC.
- DRG Group #180-182 - Respiratory neoplasms with CC.
- DRG Group #180-182 - Respiratory neoplasms without CC or MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Malignant mesothelioma of pleura (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for morphology code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'C45.0 - Mesothelioma of pleura'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 C45.0 and a single ICD9 code, 163.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.