2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L02 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L02 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L02 - other international versions of ICD-10 L02 may differ.
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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 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    B95
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B96

    Other bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    B96
    )
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
    K61.-
    )
  • abscess of female genital organs (external) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N76.4

    Abscess of vulva

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
    Applicable To
    • Furuncle of vulva
    N76.4
    )
  • abscess of male genital organs (external) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.2

    Other inflammatory disorders of penis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • balanitis (N48.1)
    • balanitis xerotica obliterans (N48.0)
    • balanoposthitis (N47.6)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent.
    N48.2
    ,
    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...
    N49.-
    )
The following code(s) above L02 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 L02:
  • L00-L99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range L00-L99

    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    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)
    • lipomelanotic reticulosis (I89.8)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
    • viral warts (B07.-)
    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • L00-L08
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range L00-L08

    Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    Type 2 Excludes
    • hordeolum (H00.0)
    • infective dermatitis (L30.3)
    • local infections of skin classified in Chapter 1
    • lupus panniculitis (L93.2)
    • panniculitis NOS (M79.3)
    • panniculitis of neck and back (M54.0-)
    • Perlèche NOS (K13.0)
    • Perlèche due to candidiasis (B37.0)
    • Perlèche due to riboflavin deficiency (E53.0)
    • pyogenic granuloma (L98.0)
    • relapsing panniculitis [Weber-Christian] (M35.6)
    • viral warts (B07.-)
    • zoster (B02.-)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
    Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L02
K95.89 Other complications of other bariatric procedure
L00 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
L01 Impetigo
L01.0 Impetigo
L01.00 …… unspecified
L01.01 Non-bullous impetigo
L01.02 Bockhart's impetigo
L01.03 Bullous impetigo
L01.09 Other impetigo
L01.1 Impetiginization of other dermatoses
L02 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle
L02.0 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of face
L02.01 Cutaneous abscess of face
L02.02 Furuncle of face
L02.03 Carbuncle of face
L02.1 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of neck
L02.11 Cutaneous abscess of neck
L02.12 Furuncle of neck
L02.13 Carbuncle of neck
L02.2 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of trunk
L02.21 Cutaneous abscess of trunk

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