Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 154.8
Malignant neoplasm of other sites of rectum, rectosigmoid junction, and anus
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 154.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 154.8 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: 154.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C21.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of rectum, anus and anal canal
Approximate Synonyms
  • Anorectal cancer
  • Anorectal cancer, overlapping sites
  • Ca rectum with Ca anus
  • Cancer cloacogenic zone
  • Cancer of the rectum, anus, or anal canal
  • Cancer rectum anus or anal canal overlapping sites
  • Cloacogenic zone cancer
  • Malignant neoplasm of anorectum
  • Malignant neoplasm of rectum, rectosigmoid junction and anus
  • Malignant tumor of anorectal junction
  • Malignant tumor of cloacogenic zone
  • Overlapping malignant neoplasm of rectum, anus and anal canal
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of cloacogenic zone
Applies To
  • Anorectum
  • Cloacogenic zone
  • Malignant neoplasm of contiguous or overlapping sites of rectum, rectosigmoid junction, and anus whose point of origin cannot be determined
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 154.8:
  • Carcinoma (M8010/3) - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • cloacogenic (M8124/3)
      • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant
      • unspecified site 154.8
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