ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D48.5

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin

Diagnosis Code D48.5

ICD-10: D48.5
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D48.5

Valid for Submission
The code D48.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other and unsp sites (D48)


Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D48.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

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

Convert to ICD-9
  • 238.2 - Unc behav neo skin

Synonyms
  • Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma of skin
  • Apudoma
  • Apudoma of skin
  • Atypical fibrous histiocytoma of soft tissue
  • Atypical fibroxanthoma of skin
  • Benign neoplasm of fibrous tissue of skin
  • Desmoid fibromatosis
  • Desmoid fibromatosis of skin
  • Endovascular papillary angioendothelioma of childhood
  • Epithelioid and spindle cell nevus
  • Extra-abdominal fibromatosis
  • Fibrous tissue neoplasm of skin
  • Giant cell fibroblastoma of skin
  • Hemangioendothelioma of skin
  • Hemangiopericytoma of skin
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis of skin
  • Lymphangioma of skin
  • Melanocytic tumor of skin
  • Neoplasm of skin of ankle
  • Neoplasm of skin of axilla
  • Neoplasm of skin of buttock
  • Neoplasm of skin of chin
  • Neoplasm of skin of elbow
  • Neoplasm of skin of external auditory canal
  • Neoplasm of skin of eyebrow
  • Neoplasm of skin of finger
  • Neoplasm of skin of forearm
  • Neoplasm of skin of groin
  • Neoplasm of skin of hip
  • Neoplasm of skin of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of skin of popliteal area
  • Neoplasm of skin of shoulder
  • Neoplasm of skin of thigh
  • Neoplasm of skin of toe
  • Neoplasm of skin of umbilicus
  • Neoplasm of skin of upper arm
  • Neoplasm of skin of wrist
  • Neoplasm of sweat gland
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adnexa of skin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of axilla
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cheek
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of chest wall
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of forearm
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of inguinal region
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lip
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ocular adnexa
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of perianal skin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sebaceous gland
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of shoulder
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of abdomen
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of ankle
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of axilla
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of back
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of buttock
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of cheek
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of chest
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of chin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of ear
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of elbow
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of external auditory canal
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of eyebrow
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of eyelid
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of face
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of finger
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of foot
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of forearm
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of forehead
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of groin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of hand
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of hip
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of knee
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of lip
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of lower limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of neck
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of perineum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of popliteal area
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of scalp
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of shoulder
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of temporal region
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of thigh
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of toe
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of trunk
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of umbilicus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of upper arm
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of upper limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of wrist
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of axilla
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of buttock
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of perineum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of thorax
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sweat gland
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thigh
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of upper arm
  • Plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor of skin
  • Spitzoid neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D48.5 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

  • - Tumor - See Also: Neoplasm, unspecified behavior, by site;
    • - basal cell - See Also: Neoplasm, skin, uncertain behavior; - D48.5

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D48.5 in the Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries:

  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anal margin
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anal skin
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of perianal skin
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of breast
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes:
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anus NOS (D37.8)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of genital organs (D39.8, D40.8)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of vermilion border of lip (D37.0)

Table of Neoplasms

The code D48.5 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]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»ala nasi (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, nose]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»anus, anal
  »margin [See Also: Neoplasm, anus, skin]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»anus, anal
  »skin
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»auditory
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auditory
  »canal (external) (skin)
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auricle, ear [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»axilla, axillary
  »fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»breast (connective tissue) (glandular tissue) (soft parts)
  »skin
C44.501C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»brow
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»canal
  »auditory (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»canal
  »auricular (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»cheek
  »external
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»chin
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»columnella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.390C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »skin (dermis) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, by site]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »auricle or auris [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »canal, external [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »external meatus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »lobule [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »skin
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»earlobe
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»external
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»external
  »meatus (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»eyebrow
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»forehead (skin)
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»helix [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»jaw
  »skin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»lid (lower) (upper)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»lip
  »skin (commissure) (lower) (upper)
C44.00C79.2D04.0D23.0D48.5D49.2
»meatus external (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»meibomian gland
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
  »finger [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
  »toe [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»nasolabial groove [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»nates [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»nose, nasal
  »ala (external) (nasi) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»nose, nasal
  »external (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»nose, nasal
  »skin
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»palpebra
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»perianal (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, anus, skin]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»pinna (ear) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»scalp
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»scar NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, by site]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »abdominal wall
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »ala nasi [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »ankle [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »antecubital space [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »anus
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »arm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auditory canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auricle (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »axilla, axillary fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »back [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »breast
C44.501C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »brow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »buttock [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »calf [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »cervical region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, neck]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »cheek (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »chest (wall) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »chin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »clavicular area [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »columnella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »ear (external)
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »elbow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »eyebrow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »eyelid
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »face NOS
C44.300C79.2D04.30D23.30D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »finger [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »flank [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »foot [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »forearm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »forehead [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »glabella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »gluteal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »groin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »hand [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »head NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, scalp]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »heel [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »helix [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »hip [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »infraclavicular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »inguinal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »jaw [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »knee [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »leg [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »lid (lower) (upper)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »limb NEC
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »limb NEC
    »lower
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »limb NEC
    »upper
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »lip (lower) (upper)
C44.00C79.2D04.0D23.0D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »meatus, acoustic (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »nates [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »neck
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »nose (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »palm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »palpebra
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »perianal [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, anus]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »perineum [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, anus]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »pinna [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »plantar [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »popliteal fossa or space [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »pubes [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »sacrococcygeal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »scalp
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »scapular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »shoulder [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »sole (foot) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »specified sites NEC
C44.80C79.2D04.8D23.9D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »submammary fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »supraclavicular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, neck]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »temple [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »thigh [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »thoracic wall [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »thumb [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »toe [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »tragus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »trunk
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »umbilicus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »wrist [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»sudoriferous, sudoriparous gland, site unspecified
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»sweat gland (apocrine) (eccrine), site unspecified
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»temple (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»temporal
  »region
    »skin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»tragus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»umbilicus, umbilical [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2

Information for Patients


Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acrodermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cryotherapy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cutaneous skin tags (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dry skin -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythema multiforme (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Granuloma annulare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keratosis pilaris (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lichen planus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Milia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sebaceous cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Seborrheic keratosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
  • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
  • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.

Present on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

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