Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 173.42
Squamous cell carcinoma of scalp and skin of neck
  • Short description: Sqam cell ca sclp/skn nk.
  • ICD-9-CM 173.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 173.42 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 173.42: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 173.42 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C44.42 Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of scalp and neck
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the scalp, squamous cell
  • Cancer of the skin of neck, squamous cell
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of scalp
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of neck
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, neck
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, scalp
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