2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.3

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of buttock

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L02.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L02.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L02.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 L02.3 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as L02.3. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • pilonidal cyst with abscess (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L05.01

    Pilonidal cyst with abscess

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Pilonidal abscess
    • Pilonidal dimple with abscess
    • Postanal dimple with abscess
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital sacral dimple (Q82.6)
    • parasacral dimple (Q82.6)
    L05.01
    )
The following code(s) above L02.3 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 L02.3:
  • L00-L99
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • L02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02

    Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abscess of anus and rectal regions (K61.-)
    • abscess of female genital organs (external) (N76.4)
    • abscess of male genital organs (external) (N48.2, N49.-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify organism (B95-B96)
    Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle
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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to L02.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: L02.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.2

    Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of trunk

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • non-newborn omphalitis (L08.82)
    • omphalitis of newborn (P38.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abscess of breast (N61.1)
    • abscess of buttocks (L02.3)
    • abscess of female external genital organs (N76.4)
    • abscess of male external genital organs (N48.2, N49.-)
    • abscess of hip (L02.4)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L02.3
L02.226 Furuncle of umbilicus
L02.229 …… unspecified
L02.23 Carbuncle of trunk
L02.231 Carbuncle of abdominal wall
L02.232 Carbuncle of back [any part, except buttock]
L02.233 Carbuncle of chest wall
L02.234 Carbuncle of groin
L02.235 Carbuncle of perineum
L02.236 Carbuncle of umbilicus
L02.239 …… unspecified
L02.3 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of buttock
L02.31 Cutaneous abscess of buttock
L02.32 Furuncle of buttock
L02.33 Carbuncle of buttock
L02.4 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of limb
L02.41 Cutaneous abscess of limb
L02.411 Cutaneous abscess of right axilla
L02.412 Cutaneous abscess of left axilla
L02.413 Cutaneous abscess of right upper limb
L02.414 Cutaneous abscess of left upper limb
L02.415 Cutaneous abscess of right lower limb

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