2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.1

Geographic tongue

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K14.1 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K14.1 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K14.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 K14.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Benign migratory glossitis
  • Glossitis areata exfoliativa
The following code(s) above K14.1 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K14.1:
  • K00-K95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K14
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14

    Diseases of tongue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • erythroplakia (K13.29)
    • focal epithelial hyperplasia (K13.29)
    • leukedema of tongue (K13.29)
    • leukoplakia of tongue (K13.21)
    • hairy leukoplakia (K13.3)
    • macroglossia (congenital) (Q38.2)
    • submucous fibrosis of tongue (K13.5)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Diseases of tongue
Clinical Information
  • A benign condition characterized by the development of irregular patches in the surface of the tongue resulting in a map-like appearance. The patches migrate from day to day and usually resolve without treatment.
  • An idiopathic disorder characterized by the loss of filiform papillae leaving reddened areas of circinate macules bound by a white band. The lesions heal, then others erupt.
ICD-10-CM K14.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 157 Dental and oral diseases with mcc
  • 158 Dental and oral diseases with cc
  • 159 Dental and oral diseases without cc/mcc

Convert K14.1 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K14.1:
  • Erythema, erythematous (infectional) (inflammation) L53.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L53.9

    Erythematous condition, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Erythema NOS
    • Erythroderma NOS
    • migrans A26.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A26.0

      Cutaneous erysipeloid

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Erythema migrans
      • tongue K14.1
  • Geographic tongue K14.1
  • Glossitis (chronic superficial) (gangrenous) (Moeller's) K14.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.0


      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abscess of tongue
    • Ulceration (traumatic) of tongue
    Type 1 Excludes
    • atrophic glossitis (K14.4)
    • areata exfoliativa K14.1
    • benign migratory K14.1
  • Lingua
    • geographica K14.1
  • Rash (toxic) R21
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R21

    Rash and other nonspecific skin eruption

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • rash NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • specified type of rash- code to condition
    • vesicular eruption (R23.8)
    • wandering tongue K14.1

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K14.1
K13.29 Other disturbances of oral epithelium, including tongue
K13.3 Hairy leukoplakia
K13.4 Granuloma and granuloma-like lesions of oral mucosa
K13.5 Oral submucous fibrosis
K13.6 Irritative hyperplasia of oral mucosa
K13.7 Other and unspecified lesions of oral mucosa
K13.70 Unspecified lesions of oral mucosa
K13.79 Other lesions of oral mucosa
K14 Diseases of tongue
K14.0 Glossitis
K14.1 Geographic tongue
K14.2 Median rhomboid glossitis
K14.3 Hypertrophy of tongue papillae
K14.4 Atrophy of tongue papillae
K14.5 Plicated tongue
K14.6 Glossodynia
K14.8 Other diseases of tongue
K14.9 Disease of tongue, unspecified
K20 Esophagitis
K20.0 Eosinophilic esophagitis
K20.8 Other esophagitis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.