C44.112 - Basal cell carcinoma of skin of right eyelid, including canthus

Version 2023
ICD-10:C44.112
Short Description:Basal cell carcinoma skin/ right eyelid, including canthus
Long Description:Basal cell carcinoma of skin of right eyelid, including canthus
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms of skin (C43-C44)
      • Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin (C44)

C44.112 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 basal cell carcinoma of skin of right eyelid, including canthus. 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 the parent code C44.11 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic canthus (eye) (inner) (outer) basal cell carcinoma ; Neoplasm, neoplastic eyelid (lower) (skin) (upper) basal cell carcinoma ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lid (lower) (upper) basal cell carcinoma ; Neoplasm, neoplastic meibomian gland basal cell carcinoma ; Neoplasm, neoplastic palpebra basal cell carcinoma ; Neoplasm, neoplastic skin NOS canthus (eye) (inner) (outer) basal cell carcinoma ; Neoplasm, neoplastic skin NOS eyelid basal cell carcinoma ; etc

Specific Coding for Basal cell carcinoma skin/ right eyelid, including canthus

Non-specific codes like C44.112 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 basal cell carcinoma skin/ right eyelid, including canthus:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C44.1121 for including canthus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C44.1122 for including canthus

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
C44.112173.11 - Basal cell ca lid/canth
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The parent code C44.11 of the current diagnosis 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
  »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
    »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »eyelid (lower) (skin) (upper)
    »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lid (lower) (upper)
    »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »meibomian gland
    »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palpebra
    »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
      »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »eyelid
      »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »lid (lower) (upper)
      »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »palpebra
      »basal cell carcinoma
C44.11

Patient Education


Eyelid Disorders

Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming toward your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.

Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including:

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.


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Anyone can get skin cancer, but it is more common in people who :

You should have your doctor check any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and biologic therapy. PDT uses a drug and a type of laser light to kill cancer cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer.

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