Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L81.9

Disorder of pigmentation, unspecified

  • L81.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, L81.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • Disorders of pigmentation of the skin and other organs, including discoloration, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
Description Synonyms
  • Atypical pigmented lesion
  • Disorder of skin pigmentation
  • Dyschromia
  • Dyschromia (disorder of skin pigmentation)
  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening) of skin
  • Hyperpigmentation of skin
  • Hypopigmentation
  • Hypopigmentation (loss of skin color)
  • Pigmented lesion, atypical
  • Skin hypopigmented
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 3 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 L81.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 L81.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM L81.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc
  • 795 Normal newborn
Convert ICD-10-CM L81.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM L81.9: