2021 ICD-10-CM Code D03

Melanoma in situ

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

D03 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of melanoma in situ. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:D03
Short Description:Melanoma in situ
Long Description:Melanoma in situ

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Melanoma in situ

Non-specific codes like D03 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 melanoma in situ:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.0 for Melanoma in situ of lip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D03.1 for Melanoma in situ of eyelid, including canthus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.10 for Melanoma in situ of unspecified eyelid, including canthus
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D03.11 for Melanoma in situ of right eyelid, including canthus
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D03.12 for Melanoma in situ of left eyelid, including canthus
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D03.2 for Melanoma in situ of ear and external auricular canal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.20 for Melanoma in situ of unspecified ear and external auricular canal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.21 for Melanoma in situ of right ear and external auricular canal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.22 for Melanoma in situ of left ear and external auricular canal
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D03.3 for Melanoma in situ of other and unspecified parts of face
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.30 for Melanoma in situ of unspecified part of face
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.39 for Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.4 for Melanoma in situ of scalp and neck
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D03.5 for Melanoma in situ of trunk
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.51 for Melanoma in situ of anal skin
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.52 for Melanoma in situ of breast (skin) (soft tissue)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.59 for Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D03.6 for Melanoma in situ of upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.60 for Melanoma in situ of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.61 for Melanoma in situ of right upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.62 for Melanoma in situ of left upper limb, including shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D03.7 for Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.70 for Melanoma in situ of unspecified lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.71 for Melanoma in situ of right lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.72 for Melanoma in situ of left lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.8 for Melanoma in situ of other sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D03.9 for Melanoma in situ, unspecified

Information for Patients


Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black, abnormal, or "ugly looking."

Thinking of "ABCDE" can help you remember what to watch for:

Surgery is the first treatment of all stages of melanoma. Other treatments include chemotherapy and radiation, biologic, and targeted therapies. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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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)