Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 172.0
Malignant melanoma of skin of lip
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Malig melanoma lip.
  • ICD-9-CM 172.0 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 172.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of lower lip
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of upper lip
  • Melanoma, skin of lip
  • Melanoma, skin of lower lip
  • Melanoma, skin of upper lip
172.0 Excludes
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 172.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM C43.0 Malignant melanoma of lip
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D03.0 Melanoma in situ of lip
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 172.0:
  • Melanoma (malignant) (M8720/3) 172.9
    • lip (lower) (upper) 172.0
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