2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30.9

Dermatitis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L30.9 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 L30.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L30.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 L30.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Eczema NOS
The following code(s) above L30.9 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 L30.9:
  • 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
  • L20-L30
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range L20-L30

    Dermatitis and eczema

    Note
    • In this block the terms dermatitis and eczema are used synonymously and interchangeably.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic (childhood) granulomatous disease (D71)
    • dermatitis gangrenosa (L08.0)
    • dermatitis herpetiformis (L13.0)
    • dry skin dermatitis (L85.3)
    • factitial dermatitis (L98.1)
    • perioral dermatitis (L71.0)
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)
    • stasis dermatitis (I87.2)
    Dermatitis and eczema
  • L30
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30

    Other and unspecified dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • contact dermatitis (L23-L25)
    • dry skin dermatitis (L85.3)
    • small plaque parapsoriasis (L41.3)
    • stasis dermatitis (I87.2)
    Other and unspecified dermatitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute dermatitis
  • Bilateral dermatitis of external auditory canals
  • Both sides ear canal dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis of hand
  • Dermatitis, acute
  • Eczema
  • Eczema, nonallergic
  • Hand eczema
  • Left dermatitis of external auditory canal
  • Left ear canal dermatitis
  • Perianal dermatitis
  • Right dermatitis of external auditory canal
  • Right ear canal dermatitis
Clinical Information
  • A group of conditions in which the skin becomes inflamed, forms blisters, and becomes crusty, thick, and scaly. Eczema causes burning and itching, and may occur over a long period of time. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema.
  • A pruritic papulovesicular dermatitis occurring as a reaction to many endogenous and exogenous agents (Dorland, 27th ed).
  • A type of skin inflammation
  • An inflammatory process affecting the skin. Signs include red rash, itching, and blister formation. Representative examples are contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Any inflammation of the skin.
  • Eczema is a term for several different types of skin swelling. Eczema is also called dermatitis. It is not dangerous, but most types cause red, swollen and itchy skin. Factors that can cause eczema include other diseases, irritating substances, allergies and your genetic makeup. Eczema is not contagious.the most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It is an allergic condition that makes your skin dry and itchy. It is most common in babies and children. Eczema is a chronic disease. You can prevent some types of eczema by avoiding irritants, stress, and the things you are allergic to.
  • Inflammation of the skin.
  • Pruritic papulovesicular dermatitis occurring as a reaction to many endogenous and exogenous agents.
ICD-10-CM L30.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L30.9 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
Code annotations containing back-references to L30.9:
  • Type 1 Excludes: L23
    , L24
    , L25
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L23

    Allergic contact dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • dermatitis due to substances taken internally (L27.-)
    • dermatitis of eyelid (H01.1-)
    • diaper dermatitis (L22)
    • eczema of external ear (H60.5-)
    • irritant contact dermatitis (L24.-)
    • perioral dermatitis (L71.0)
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L24

    Irritant contact dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • allergic contact dermatitis (L23.-)
    • dermatitis due to substances taken internally (L27.-)
    • dermatitis of eyelid (H01.1-)
    • diaper dermatitis (L22)
    • eczema of external ear (H60.5-)
    • perioral dermatitis (L71.0)
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L25

    Unspecified contact dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • allergic contact dermatitis (L23.-)
    • allergy NOS (T78.40)
    • dermatitis NOS (L30.9)
    • irritant contact dermatitis (L24.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • dermatitis due to ingested substances (L27.-)
    • dermatitis of eyelid (H01.1-)
    • eczema of external ear (H60.5-)
    • perioral dermatitis (L71.0)
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L30.9:
  • Dermatitis (eczematous) L30.9
  • Eczema (acute) (chronic) (erythematous) (fissum) (rubrum) (squamous) L30.9 - see also Dermatitis

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L30.9
L29.8 Other pruritus
L29.9 Pruritus, unspecified
L30 Other and unspecified dermatitis
L30.0 Nummular dermatitis
L30.1 Dyshidrosis [pompholyx]
L30.2 Cutaneous autosensitization
L30.3 Infective dermatitis
L30.4 Erythema intertrigo
L30.5 Pityriasis alba
L30.8 Other specified dermatitis
L30.9 Dermatitis, unspecified
L40 Psoriasis
L40.0 Psoriasis vulgaris
L40.1 Generalized pustular psoriasis
L40.2 Acrodermatitis continua
L40.3 Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris
L40.4 Guttate psoriasis
L40.5 Arthropathic psoriasis
L40.50 …… unspecified
L40.51 Distal interphalangeal psoriatic arthropathy
L40.52 Psoriatic arthritis mutilans

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