2021 ICD-10-CM Code C03.0

Malignant neoplasm of upper gum

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

C03.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of upper gum. The code C03.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C03.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoma of upper gum, malignant neoplasm of alveolus dentalis, malignant neoplasm of alveolus of maxilla, malignant tumor of upper gingiva, neoplasm of maxilla , neoplasm of upper gum, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic alveolar mucosa upper ; Neoplasm, neoplastic alveolar ridge or process carcinoma upper ; Neoplasm, neoplastic alveolar ridge or process mucosa upper ; Neoplasm, neoplastic alveolus upper ; Neoplasm, neoplastic gingiva (alveolar) (marginal) maxillary ; Neoplasm, neoplastic gingiva (alveolar) (marginal) upper ; Neoplasm, neoplastic gum upper ; etc

ICD-10:C03.0
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of upper gum
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of upper gum

Code Classification

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert C03.0 to ICD-9 Code

Table of Neoplasms

The code C03.0 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »alveolar
    »mucosa
      »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »alveolar
    »ridge or process
      »carcinoma
        »upper
C03.0C79.8
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »alveolar
    »ridge or process
      »mucosa
        »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »alveolus
    »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »gingiva (alveolar) (marginal)
    »maxillary
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »gingiva (alveolar) (marginal)
    »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »gum
    »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »interdental papillae
    »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »jaw
    »soft tissues
      »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »maxilla, maxillary (superior)
    »alveolar
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »maxilla, maxillary (superior)
    »alveolar
      »mucosa
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »maxilla, maxillary (superior)
    »carcinoma
C03.0C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »mucosa
    »alveolar (ridge or process)
      »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0

Information for Patients


Oral Cancer

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Symptoms of oral cancer include

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)