2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L68.9

Hypertrichosis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L68.9 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 L68.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L68.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 L68.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above L68.9 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 L68.9:
  • 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
  • Hypertrichosis
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).
ICD-10-CM L68.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L68.9 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 L68.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L68.9
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
L70.4 Infantile acne
L70.5 Acné excoriée
L70.8 Other acne
L70.9 Acne, unspecified
L71 Rosacea

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