C40.1 - Malignant neoplasm of short bones of upper limb

Version 2023
ICD-10:C40.1
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of short bones of upper limb
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of short bones of upper limb
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of bone and articular cartilage (C40-C41)
      • Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs (C40)

C40.1 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 short bones of upper limb. 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.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) carpus (any) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) finger (any) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) hand ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) limb NEC upper (long bones) short bones ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) metacarpus (any) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) navicular hand ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) phalanges hand ; etc

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of short bones of upper limb

Non-specific codes like C40.1 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 short bones of upper limb:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C40.10 for Malignant neoplasm of short bones of unspecified upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C40.11 for Malignant neoplasm of short bones of right upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C40.12 for Malignant neoplasm of short bones of left upper limb

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced 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
  »bone (periosteum)
    »carpus (any)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »finger (any)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »hand
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »limb NEC
      »upper (long bones)
        »short bones
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »metacarpus (any)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »navicular
      »hand
C40.1C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »phalanges
      »hand
C40.1C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »scaphoid
      »of hand
C40.1C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »thumb
C40.1C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »trapezium
C40.1C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »trapezoid
C40.1C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »unciform
C40.1C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »wrist
C40.1C79.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »carpus (any bone)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »metacarpus (any bone)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »phalanges
    »hand
C40.1C79.51D16.1

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