Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 189.3
Malignant neoplasm of urethra
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 189.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 189.3 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: 189.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C68.0 Malignant neoplasm of urethra
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the urethra
  • Cancer of the urethra, squamous cell
  • Cancer of the urethra, transitional cell
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of urethra
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of urethra
  • Primary transitional cell carcinoma of urethra
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, urethra
  • Transitional cell carcinoma, urethra
  • Urethra cancer
Clinical Information
  • Abnormal malignant growth of cells in the urethra (lower urinary tract)
189.3 Excludes
  • urethral orifice of bladder (188.5)
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