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Melanoma in situ ICD-9 code

Vaida Posted Tue 16th of April, 2013 13:43:39 PM

What is the correct ICD-9 code for Melanoma in situ on the right cheek? Is it 172.3 or 232.3?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 18th of April, 2013 05:01:50 AM

It is 172.3.

Under Excludes of 232.3 it is clearly mentioned:

Carcinoma in situ of skin of other and unspecified parts of face

Includes: pigment cells
Excludes: melanoma in situ of skin (172.0-172.9)

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