Billable Medical Code for Malignant Neoplasm of Liver, Primary
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 155.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 155.0.
The Short Description Is: Mal neo liver, primary.
Hepatocellular carcinoma is also known as CA liver hepatocellular, cancer of the liver hepatoblastoma, cancer of the liver hepatocellular, cancer of the liver primary, hepatoblastoma, hepatoblastoma (clinical), hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cancer primary, liver cell carcinoma, liver cell carcinoma (clinical), and primary malignant neoplasm of liver. This applies to carcinoma: liver specified as primary, hepatocellular, liver cell, and hepatoblastoma.
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Definition and Symptoms
Hepatocellular carcinoma is a type of liver tumor that occurs in infants and children. This is a malignant tumor that requires either surgical removal or liver transplantation. Symptoms include loss of appetite, a lump in the upper abdomen, weight loss, and a swollen abdomen.