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ICD-10-CM Code C46.1
Kaposi's sarcoma of soft tissue

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

C46.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of kaposi's sarcoma of soft tissue. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code C46 is used to code Vascular tissue neoplasm

A vascular tissue neoplasm is a tumor arising from endothelial cells, the cells that line the wall of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, as well as the heart. Vascular tissue neoplasms is a group containing tumors with the same tissue origin; in other words, it denotes histological classification, rather than anatomic (i.e. where in the body the neoplasm is found) or clinical one. They can occur everywhere in the body where vessels are to be found.

MeSH Codes: D009383, D009383, D009383, D009383
ICD 9 Codes: 171, 176, 215, 238.1

Kaposi's sarcoma

Coding Notes for C46.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Kaposi's sarcoma of blood vessel
Kaposi's sarcoma of connective tissue
Kaposi's sarcoma of fascia
Kaposi's sarcoma of ligament
Kaposi's sarcoma of lymphatic(s) NEC
Kaposi's sarcoma of muscle
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Kaposi's sarcoma of lymph glands and nodes - instead, use code C46.3

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
  • DRG Group #974-976 - Hiv with major related condition with MCC.
  • DRG Group #974-976 - Hiv with major related condition with CC.
  • DRG Group #974-976 - Hiv with major related condition without CC or MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'C46.1 - Kaposi's sarcoma of soft tissue'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C46.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Kaposi's sarcoma, soft tissue (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 176.1 was previously used, C46.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: C46 - Kaposi's sarcoma

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C461