Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 150.9
Malignant neoplasm of esophagus, unspecified site
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 150.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 150.9 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: 150.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C15.9 Malignant neoplasm of esophagus, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma of esophagus
  • Adenocarcinoma, esophagus
  • CA esophagus, adenoca
  • CA of esophagus
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Cancer of the esophagus, adenocarcinoma
  • Cancer of the esophagus, squamous cell
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of esophagus
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, esophagus
Clinical Information
  • A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm involving the esophagus
  • The esophagus is a hollow tube that carries food and liquids from your throat to your stomach. Early esophageal cancer usually does not cause symptoms. However, as the cancer grows, symptoms may include painful or difficult swallowing, weight loss and coughing up blood. Risk factors for developing esophageal cancer include
    • smoking
    • heavy drinking
    • damage from acid reflux
    treatments include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and laser therapy. You might also need nutritional support, since the cancer or treatment may make it hard to swallow. nih: national cancer institute
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