Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle L02- >

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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code to identify organism (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B95

    Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Enterococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B96

    Other bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
Type 2 Excludes
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A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (L02) and the excluded code together.
  • abscess of anus and rectal regions (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K61
    • K61 Abscess of anal and rectal regions
  • abscess of female genital organs (external) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N76.4

    Abscess of vulva

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
    Applicable To
    • Furuncle of vulva
  • abscess of male genital organs (external) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.2

    Other inflammatory disorders of penis

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • balanitis (N48.1)
    • balanitis xerotica obliterans (N48.0)
    • balanoposthitis (N47.6)
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    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent.
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N49
    • N49 Inflammatory disorders of male genital organs...
      • N49.0 Inflammatory disorders of seminal vesicle
      • N49.1 Inflammatory disorders of spermatic cord, tun...
      • N49.2 Inflammatory disorders of scrotum
      • N49.3 Fournier gangrene
      • N49.8 Inflammatory disorders of other specified mal...
      • N49.9 Inflammatory disorder of unspecified male gen...