Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 232.9
Carcinoma in situ of skin, site unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 232.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 232.9 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: 232.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D04.9 Carcinoma in situ of skin, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Basal cell carcinoma in situ
  • CA in situ skin, squamous cell
  • Cancer in situ of skin
  • Cancer in situ skin, squamous cell
  • Carcinoma in situ of skin
  • Carcinoma in situ, basal cell
  • Carcinoma in situ, skin
  • Lentigo maligna
  • Squamous cell carcinoma in situ of skin
  • Squamous cell carcinoma in situ, skin
Clinical Information
  • Abnormal cells are found in the lower part of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue
  • Stage 0 includes: tis, n0, m0. Tis: carcinoma in situ. N0: no regional lymph node metastasis. M0: no clinical or radiographic evidence of distant metastasis. (ajcc 6th and 7th eds.)
  • Stage 0: tis: carcinoma in situ; n0: no regional lymph node metastasis; m0: no distant metastasis. (based on ajcc cancer staging)
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