Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 154.3
Malignant neoplasm of anus, unspecified site
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 154.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 154.3 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: 154.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C21.0 Malignant neoplasm of anus, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma, anus
  • Anal cancer
  • Cancer anal melanoma
  • Cancer of the anus
  • Cancer of the anus, adenocarcinoma
  • Cancer of the anus, squamous cell
  • Malignant melanoma of anus
  • Melanoma in situ of anus
  • Melanoma in situ, anus
  • Melanoma, anus
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of anus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of anus
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of anal margin
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, anus
Clinical Information
  • A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm that affects the anal canal or perianal skin. Representative examples include carcinomas, lymphomas, and melanomas
  • Cancer relating to the anus. Tumors of the anal margin (below the anal verge and involving the perianal hair-bearing skin) are classified with skin tumors
154.3 Excludes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 154.3:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Paget's (osteitis deformans) 731.0
      • with infiltrating duct carcinoma of the breast (M8541/3) - see Neoplasm, breast, malignant
      • bone 731.0
        • osteosarcoma in (M9184/3) - see Neoplasm, bone, malignant
      • breast (M8540/3) 174.0
      • extramammary (M8542/3) - see also Neoplasm, skin, malignant
      • malignant (M8540/3)
        • breast 174.0
        • specified site NEC (M8542/3) - see Neoplasm, skin, malignant
        • unspecified site 174.0
      • mammary (M8540/3) 174.0
      • nipple (M8540/3) 174.0
  • Melanoma (malignant) (M8720/3) 172.9
    • anus, anal 154.3
  • Paget's disease (osteitis deformans) 731.0
    • extramammary (M8542/3) - see also Neoplasm, skin, malignant
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