Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 143.8
Malignant neoplasm of other sites of gum
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 143.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 143.8 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: 143.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C03.9 Malignant neoplasm of gum, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer gum contiguous overlapping
  • Malignant neoplasm of gum and contiguous sites
  • Primary upper and lower gum cancer with overlapping sites
  • Upper and lower gum cancer, overlapping sites
Applies To
  • Malignant neoplasm of contiguous or overlapping sites of gum whose point of origin cannot be determined
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