2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L65

Other nonscarring hair loss

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L65 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 L65 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L65 - other international versions of ICD-10 L65 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 for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50
    ICD-10-CM Range T36-T50

    Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances

    Code First
    • , for adverse effects, the nature of the adverse effect, such as:
    • adverse effect NOS (T88.7)
    • aspirin gastritis (K29.-)
    • blood disorders (D56-D76)
    • contact dermatitis (L23-L25)
    • dermatitis due to substances taken internally (L27.-)
    • nephropathy (N14.0-N14.2)
    Includes
    • adverse effect of correct substance properly administered
    • poisoning by overdose of substance
    • poisoning by wrong substance given or taken in error
    • underdosing by (inadvertently) (deliberately) taking less substance than prescribed or instructed
    Note
    • The drug giving rise to the adverse effect should be identified by use of codes from categories T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • toxic reaction to local anesthesia in pregnancy (O29.3-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abuse and dependence of psychoactive substances (F10-F19)
    • abuse of non-dependence-producing substances (F55.-)
    • drug reaction and poisoning affecting newborn (P00-P96)
    • pathological drug intoxication (inebriation) (F10-F19)
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    • code(s) to specify:
    • manifestations of poisoning
    • underdosing or failure in dosage during medical and surgical care (Y63.6, Y63.8-Y63.9)
    • underdosing of medication regimen (Z91.12-, Z91.13-)
    • T36 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T37 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T38 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T39 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T40 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T41 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T42 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T43 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T44 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T45 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T46 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T47 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T48 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T49 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T50 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    with fifth or sixth character 5)
Type 1 Excludes
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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 L65. 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.
  • trichotillomania (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F63.3

    Trichotillomania

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hair plucking
    Type 2 Excludes
    • other stereotyped movement disorder (F98.4)
    F63.3
    )
The following code(s) above L65 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 L65:
  • 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
  • L60-L75
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range L60-L75

    Disorders of skin appendages

    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformations of integument (Q84.-)
    Disorders of skin appendages
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L65
L63 Alopecia areata
L63.0 Alopecia (capitis) totalis
L63.1 Alopecia universalis
L63.2 Ophiasis
L63.8 Other alopecia areata
L63.9 Alopecia areata, unspecified
L64 Androgenic alopecia
L64.0 Drug-induced androgenic alopecia
L64.8 Other androgenic alopecia
L64.9 Androgenic alopecia, unspecified
L65 Other nonscarring hair loss
L65.0 Telogen effluvium
L65.1 Anagen effluvium
L65.2 Alopecia mucinosa
L65.8 Other specified nonscarring hair loss
L65.9 Nonscarring hair loss, unspecified
L66 Cicatricial alopecia [scarring hair loss]
L66.0 Pseudopelade
L66.1 Lichen planopilaris
L66.2 Folliculitis decalvans
L66.3 Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens

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