2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L56.8

Other specified acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L56.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Oth acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L56.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L56.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 L56.8 may differ.
The following code(s) above L56.8 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 L56.8:
  • 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
  • L56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L56

    Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the source of the ultraviolet radiation (W89, X32)
    Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation
Approximate Synonyms
  • Actinic cheilitis
  • Photodermatitis
  • Photosensitivity due to sunlight
  • Photosensitization due to sun
  • Solar degeneration
  • Sun damaged skin
ICD-10-CM L56.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L56.8 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L56.8:
  • Change(s) (in) (of) - see also Removal
    • skin R23.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R23.9

      Unspecified skin changes

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • Cheilitis (acute) (angular) (catarrhal) (chronic) (exfoliative) (gangrenous) (glandular) (infectional) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (vesicular) K13.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K13.0

    Diseases of lips

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abscess of lips
    • Angular cheilitis
    • Cellulitis of lips
    • Cheilitis NOS
    • Cheilodynia
    • Cheilosis
    • Exfoliative cheilitis
    • Fistula of lips
    • Glandular cheilitis
    • Hypertrophy of lips
    • Perlèche NEC
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ariboflavinosis (E53.0)
    • cheilitis due to radiation-related disorders (L55-L59)
    • congenital fistula of lips (Q38.0)
    • congenital hypertrophy of lips (Q18.6)
    • Perlèche due to candidiasis (B37.83)
    • Perlèche due to riboflavin deficiency (E53.0)
  • Dermatitis (eczematous) L30.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30.9

    Dermatitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Eczema NOS
    • due to
      • light (sun) L57.8
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57.8

        Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Farmer's skin
        • Sailor's skin
        • Solar dermatitis
        • acute L56.8
      • radiation L59.8
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L59.8

        Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue related to radiation

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        • sun NEC L57.8
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57.8

          Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
          Applicable To
          • Farmer's skin
          • Sailor's skin
          • Solar dermatitis
          • acute L56.8
      • sunshine NEC L57.8
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57.8

        Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Farmer's skin
        • Sailor's skin
        • Solar dermatitis
        • acute L56.8
      • ultraviolet rays (sun NEC) (chronic exposure) L57.8
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57.8

        Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Farmer's skin
        • Sailor's skin
        • Solar dermatitis
        • acute L56.8
    • ultraviolet (sun) (chronic exposure) L57.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57.8

      Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Farmer's skin
      • Sailor's skin
      • Solar dermatitis
      • acute L56.8
  • Effect, adverse
  • Photodermatitis (sun) L56.8
    • due to drug L56.8
  • Photosensitivity, photosensitization (sun) L56.8
  • Sunburn L55.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L55.9

    Sunburn, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L56.8
L55.1 Sunburn of second degree
L55.2 Sunburn of third degree
L55.9 Sunburn, unspecified
L56 Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation
L56.0 Drug phototoxic response
L56.1 Drug photoallergic response
L56.2 Photocontact dermatitis [berloque dermatitis]
L56.3 Solar urticaria
L56.4 Polymorphous light eruption
L56.5 Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP)
L56.8 Other specified acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation
L56.9 Acute skin change due to ultraviolet radiation, unspecified
L57 Skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation
L57.0 Actinic keratosis
L57.1 Actinic reticuloid
L57.2 Cutis rhomboidalis nuchae
L57.3 Poikiloderma of Civatte
L57.4 Cutis laxa senilis
L57.5 Actinic granuloma
L57.8 Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation
L57.9 Skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation, unspecified

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