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Get to Know Your New Skin Cancer Dx Codes

Posted on 19. Sep, 2011 by in Toolkit

In October, you’ll see a few changes in the 173 (Other malignant neoplasm of skin) series in your 2012 ICD9 Manual. Keep an eye out for these four-digit codes that will become obsolete, and these five-digit codes that will replace them:

Invalid Codes in 2012 New Codes in 2012
173.0 — Other malignant neoplasm of skin of lip 173.00 — Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip173.01 — Basal cell carcinoma of skin of lip173.02 — Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lip173.09 — Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of lip
173.1 — Other malignant neoplasm of skin of eyelid, including canthus 173.10 — Unspecified malignant neoplasm of eyelid, including canthus173.11 — Basal cell carcinoma of eyelid, including canthus173.12 — Squamous cell carcinoma

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