2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L68

Hypertrichosis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L68 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 L68 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L68 - other international versions of ICD-10 L68 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
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 L68. 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.
  • congenital hypertrichosis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q84.2

    Other congenital malformations of hair

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital hypertrichosis
    • Congenital malformation of hair NOS
    • Persistent lanugo
    Q84.2
    )
  • persistent lanugo (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q84.2

    Other congenital malformations of hair

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital hypertrichosis
    • Congenital malformation of hair NOS
    • Persistent lanugo
    Q84.2
    )
Includes
Includes Help
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • excess hair
The following code(s) above L68 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 L68:
  • 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
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by hair density or length beyond the accepted limits of normal in a particular body region, for a particular age or race.
  • Excessive hair growth at inappropriate locations, such as on the extremities, the head, and the back. It is caused by genetic or acquired factors, and is an androgen-independent process. This concept does not include hirsutism which is an androgen-dependent excess hair growth in women and children.
  • Generalized or localized hair growth of abnormal length and density. It may be congenital or acquired (e.g., drug-induced).
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 L68
L66.2 Folliculitis decalvans
L66.3 Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens
L66.4 Folliculitis ulerythematosa reticulata
L66.8 Other cicatricial alopecia
L66.9 Cicatricial alopecia, unspecified
L67 Hair color and hair shaft abnormalities
L67.0 Trichorrhexis nodosa
L67.1 Variations in hair color
L67.8 Other hair color and hair shaft abnormalities
L67.9 Hair color and hair shaft abnormality, unspecified
L68 Hypertrichosis
L68.0 Hirsutism
L68.1 Acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa
L68.2 Localized hypertrichosis
L68.3 Polytrichia
L68.8 Other hypertrichosis
L68.9 Hypertrichosis, unspecified
L70 Acne
L70.0 Acne vulgaris
L70.1 Acne conglobata
L70.2 Acne varioliformis

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