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ICD-10-CM Code C64
Malignant neoplasm of kidney, except renal pelvis

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code C64 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of C64 that describes the diagnosis 'malignant neoplasm of kidney, except renal pelvis' in more detail.


The ICD code C64 is used to code Renal cell carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC, also known as hypernephroma, Grawitz tumor, renal adenocarcinoma) is a kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, a part of the very small tubes in the kidney that transport waste molecules from the blood to the urine. RCC is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults, responsible for approximately 90-95% of cases.

Specialty: Oncology
ICD 9 Code: 189.0

Micrograph of the most common type of renal cell carcinoma (clear cell) - on right of the image, non-tumour kidney is on the left of the image. Nephrectomy specimen. H&E stain.

Coding Notes for C64 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Malignant carcinoid tumor of the kidney - instead, use code C7A.093
Malignant neoplasm of renal calyces - instead, use code C65.-
Malignant neoplasm of renal pelvis - instead, use code C65.-

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C64 - Malignant neoplasm of kidney, except renal pelvis'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C64. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C64