ICD-10-CM Code C44.519

Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other part of trunk

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Valid for Submission

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 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code C44.519 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like 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, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: abdomen, abdominal wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin] skin or abdomen, abdominal wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin] skin basal cell carcinoma or skin NOS abdominal wall basal cell carcinoma or skin NOS trunk basal cell carcinoma .

Short Description:Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other part of trunk
Long Description:Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other part of trunk


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

  • 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

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code C44.519 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are 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).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert C44.519 to ICD-9

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

Code Classification

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

Code History

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

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.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
»abdomen, abdominal
  »wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin]
»abdomen, abdominal
  »wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin]
      »basal cell carcinoma
»skin NOS
  »abdominal wall
    »basal cell carcinoma
»skin NOS
    »basal cell carcinoma

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

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