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)