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ICD-10-CM Code C79.2
Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin

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

C79.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of skin. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


Coding Notes for C79.2 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."
Secondary Merkel cell carcinoma - instead, use code C7B.1

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #582-583 - Mastectomy for malignancy with CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #582-583 - Mastectomy for malignancy without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #597-601 - Malignant breast disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #597-601 - Malignant breast disorders with CC.
  • DRG Group #597-601 - Malignant breast disorders without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #597-601 - Non-malignant breast disorders with CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #597-601 - Non-malignant breast disorders without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of axilla (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of cheek (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of forearm (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of nose (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of eyebrow (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of external auditory canal (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of temporal region (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of wrist (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of finger (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of hip (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of popliteal area (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of toe (disorder)
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of scalp (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'C79.2 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code C79.2. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.

skin NOS +

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin (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 198.2 was previously used, C79.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: C79 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites

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