Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 140.9
Malignant neoplasm of lip, unspecified, vermilion border
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 140.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 140.9 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 140.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C00.2 Malignant neoplasm of external lip, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Basal cell carcinoma of skin of lip
  • Cancer of the lip
  • Cancer of the lip, vermilion border
  • Cancer, lip, vermilion border, squamous cell
  • Carcinoma of lip
  • Carcinoma of vermilion border of lower lip
  • Lip cancer
  • Lip cancer, vermilion border
  • Malignant tumor of lip
  • Malignant tumor of vermilion border of lip
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of lip
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of vermilion border of lip
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of lip vermilion border
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of lip
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, vermilion border of lip
Applies To
  • Lip, not specified as upper or lower:
    • NOS
    • external
    • lipstick area
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