2021 ICD-10-CM Code C06.0

Malignant neoplasm of cheek mucosa

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

C06.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of cheek mucosa. The code C06.0 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 C06.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like local recurrence of malignant tumor of buccal cavity, malignant melanoma of buccal mucosa, malignant melanoma of mucous membrane, malignant tumor of buccal mucosa, primary malignant neoplasm of buccal mucosa , primary malignant neoplasm of cheek, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic buccal (cavity) commissure ; Neoplasm, neoplastic buccal (cavity) mucosa ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cheek inner aspect ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cheek internal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cheek mucosa ; Neoplasm, neoplastic mucosa buccal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic mucosa cheek ; etc

ICD-10:C06.0
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of cheek mucosa
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of cheek mucosa

Code Classification

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code C06.0:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert C06.0 to ICD-9 Code

Table of Neoplasms

The code C06.0 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
  »buccal (cavity)
    »commissure
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »buccal (cavity)
    »mucosa
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cheek
    »inner aspect
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cheek
    »internal
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cheek
    »mucosa
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »mucosa
    »buccal
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »mucosa
    »cheek
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »mucosa
    »oral
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »oral (cavity)
    »mucosa
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0

Information for Patients


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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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)