C00 - Malignant neoplasm of lip

Version 2023
ICD-10:C00
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of lip
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of lip
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of lip (C00)

C00 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of lip. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of lip

Non-specific codes like C00 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for malignant neoplasm of lip:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.0 for Malignant neoplasm of external upper lip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.1 for Malignant neoplasm of external lower lip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.2 for Malignant neoplasm of external lip, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.3 for Malignant neoplasm of upper lip, inner aspect
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.4 for Malignant neoplasm of lower lip, inner aspect
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.5 for Malignant neoplasm of lip, unspecified, inner aspect
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.6 for Malignant neoplasm of commissure of lip, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.8 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of lip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C00.9 for Malignant neoplasm of lip, unspecified

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Patient Education


Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth. Most oral cancers begin in the flat cells that cover the surfaces of your mouth, tongue, and lips. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, use tobacco, drink lots of alcohol, have HPV, or have a history of head or neck cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer.

Symptoms of oral cancer include :

Tests to diagnose oral cancer include a physical exam, endoscopy, biopsy, and imaging tests. Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments.

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