2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57

Skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L57 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Skin changes due to chronic expsr to nonionizing radiation
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L57 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L57 - other international versions of ICD-10 L57 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 the source of the ultraviolet radiation (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W89

    Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • exposure to welding light (arc)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • exposure to sunlight (X32)
    W89
    )
The following code(s) above L57 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 L57:
  • 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
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 L57:
  • Type 2 Excludes: L98.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.7

    Excessive and redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Loose or sagging skin following bariatric surgery weight loss
    • Loose or sagging skin following dietary weight loss
    • Loose or sagging skin, NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acquired excess or redundant skin of eyelid (H02.3-)
    • congenital excess or redundant skin of eyelid (Q10.3)
    • skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation (L57.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L57
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
L58 Radiodermatitis
L58.0 Acute radiodermatitis

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