2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L14

Bullous disorders in diseases classified elsewhere

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
  • L14 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L14 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L14 - other international versions of ICD-10 L14 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • L14 describes the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, 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.
  • underlying disease
The following code(s) above L14 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 L14:
  • 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
  • L10-L14
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range L10-L14

    Bullous disorders

    Type 1 Excludes
    • benign familial pemphigus [Hailey-Hailey] (Q82.8)
    • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    • toxic epidermal necrolysis [Lyell] (L51.2)
    Bullous disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Secondary bullous disorders
ICD-10-CM L14 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 595 Major skin disorders with mcc
  • 596 Major skin disorders without mcc

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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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L14:
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • bullous, in diseases classified elsewhere L14

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L14
L12.30 …… unspecified
L12.31 Epidermolysis bullosa due to drug
L12.35 Other acquired epidermolysis bullosa
L12.8 Other pemphigoid
L12.9 Pemphigoid, unspecified
L13 Other bullous disorders
L13.0 Dermatitis herpetiformis
L13.1 Subcorneal pustular dermatitis
L13.8 Other specified bullous disorders
L13.9 Bullous disorder, unspecified
L14 Bullous disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
L20 Atopic dermatitis
L20.0 Besnier's prurigo
L20.8 Other atopic dermatitis
L20.81 Atopic neurodermatitis
L20.82 Flexural eczema
L20.83 Infantile (acute) (chronic) eczema
L20.84 Intrinsic (allergic) eczema
L20.89 Other atopic dermatitis
L20.9 Atopic dermatitis, unspecified
L21 Seborrheic dermatitis

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