JUN 16, 2015
ICD-10 Code for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin of Eyelid
Question: Is code C44.12- Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of eyelid, including canthus really C44.122 for the right eyelid and C44.129 for the left eyelid? I see the same 6th characters for C44.19- Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of eyelid, including canthus.
Answer: Surprisingly it is correct. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for this variation in ICD-10 code format.