Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 173.31
Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other and unspecified parts of face
  • Short description: Bsl cel skn face NEC/NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 173.31 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 173.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 173.31.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 173.31: 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Basal cell carcinoma of ala nasi
  • Basal cell carcinoma of bridge of nose
  • Basal cell carcinoma of cheek
  • Basal cell carcinoma of chin
  • Basal cell carcinoma of face
  • Basal cell carcinoma of forehead
  • Basal cell carcinoma of nares
  • Basal cell carcinoma of nasolabial groove
  • Basal cell carcinoma of nose
  • Basal cell carcinoma of temple
  • Basal cell carcinoma of tip of nose
  • Basal cell carcinoma, bridge of nose
  • Basal cell carcinoma, cheek
  • Basal cell carcinoma, chin
  • Basal cell carcinoma, face
  • Basal cell carcinoma, forehead
  • Basal cell carcinoma, nares
  • Basal cell carcinoma, nasal alar
  • Basal cell carcinoma, nasolabial fold
  • Basal cell carcinoma, nose
  • Basal cell carcinoma, temple
  • Basal cell carcinoma, tip of nose
  • Cancer of the bridge of nose, basal cell
  • Cancer of the cheek, basal cell
  • Cancer of the chin, basal cell
  • Cancer of the forehead, basal cell
  • Cancer of the nares, basal cell
  • Cancer of the nasal alar, basal cell
  • Cancer of the nasolabial fold, basal cell
  • Cancer of the nose, basal cell
  • Cancer of the skin, face, basal cell
  • Cancer of the temple, basal cell
  • Cancer of the tip of nose, basal cell
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 173.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C44.310 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of unspecified parts of face
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C44.311 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of nose
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C44.319 Basal cell carcinoma of skin of other parts of face
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