Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 140.0
Malignant neoplasm of upper lip, vermilion border
  • Short description: Mal neo upper vermilion.
  • ICD-9-CM 140.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 140.0 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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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 140.0: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 140.0 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C00.0 Malignant neoplasm of external upper lip
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer, upper lip, vermilion border
  • Lip cancer, vermilion border of upper lip
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of vermilion border of upper lip
Applies To
  • Upper lip:
    • NOS
    • external
    • lipstick area
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