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ICD-10-CM Code C78
Secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive organs

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 C78 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of C78 that describes the diagnosis 'secondary malignant neoplasm of resp and digestive organs' in more detail.


Coding Notes for C78 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."
Lymph node metastases - instead, use code C77.0
Secondary carcinoid tumors of liver - instead, use code C7B.02
Secondary carcinoid tumors of peritoneum - instead, use code C7B.04

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'C78 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive organs'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C78. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C78 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive organs'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C78. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/C78