Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 198.81
Secondary malignant neoplasm of breast
  • Short description: Second malig neo breast.
  • ICD-9-CM 198.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 198.81 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 198.81 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C79.81 Secondary malignant neoplasm of breast
Disease Synonyms
  • Cancer metastatic to breast
  • Cancer metastatic to left breast
  • Cancer metastatic to right breast
  • Cancer of the breast, metastatic
198.81 Excludes
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