ICD-10 Code C44.519

Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other part of trunk

Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary
ICD-10: C44.519
Short Description:Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other part of trunk
Long Description:Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other part of trunk

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 C44.519 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma of skin of other part of trunk. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms of skin (C43-C44)
      • Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin (C44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code C44.519 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert C44.519 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 173.51 - Basal cell ca skin trunk (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Basal cell carcinoma of abdomen
  • Basal cell carcinoma of anterior chest
  • Basal cell carcinoma of back
  • Basal cell carcinoma of chest wall
  • Basal cell carcinoma of lower back
  • Basal cell carcinoma of truncal skin
  • Basal cell carcinoma of upper back
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of abdominal wall

Table of Neoplasms

The code C44.519 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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»abdomen, abdominal
  »wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin]
    »skin
C44.519
»abdomen, abdominal
  »wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin]
    »skin
      »basal cell carcinoma
C44.519
»skin NOS
  »abdominal wall
    »basal cell carcinoma
C44.519
»skin NOS
  »trunk
    »basal cell carcinoma
C44.519

Information for Patients


Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common.

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

  • Spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned
  • Have light-colored skin, hair and eyes
  • Have a family member with skin cancer
  • Are over age 50

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.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Basal cell carcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mohs micrographic surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin self-exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Squamous cell skin cancer (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.