2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L68.0

Hirsutism

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L68.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L68.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L68.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 L68.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above L68.0 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 L68.0:
  • 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
  • L68
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L68

    Hypertrichosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • excess hair
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital hypertrichosis (Q84.2)
    • persistent lanugo (Q84.2)
    Hypertrichosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Androgen-dependent hirsutism
  • Familial hirsutism
  • Hirsutism (excess body hair)
  • Hirsutism in female, androgen dependent
  • Hirsutism, familial
  • Hirsutism, idiopathic
  • Idiopathic hirsutism
Clinical Information
  • A condition observed in women and children when there is excess coarse body hair of an adult male distribution pattern, such as facial and chest areas. It is the result of elevated androgens from the ovaries, the adrenal glands, or exogenous sources. The concept does not include hypertrichosis, which is an androgen-independent excessive hair growth.
  • A disorder characterized by the presence of excess hair growth in women in anatomic sites where growth is considered to be a secondary male characteristic and under androgen control (beard, moustache, chest, abdomen).
  • A disorder characterized by the presence of excessive hair growth in women in anatomic sites where growth is considered to be a secondary male characteristic (beard, moustache, chest, abdomen), where hair growth is under androgen control.
  • Excess hair in females and children with an adult male pattern of distribution.
ICD-10-CM L68.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L68.0 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 L68.0:
  • Hirsutism, hirsuties L68.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L68.0
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
L70.3 Acne tropica

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