Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Disorders of skin appendages
2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L70
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- L70 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 L70 became effective on October 1, 2019.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L70 - other international versions of ICD-10 L70 may differ.
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that may be applicable to L70
- A disorder of the skin in which oil glands and hair glands become inflamed.
- A disorder of the skin marked by inflammation of oil glands and hair glands.
- Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.no one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.if you have acne
treatments for acne include medicines and creams. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
- clean your skin gently
- try not to touch your skin
- avoid the sun
- Chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous apparatus marked by an increase in sebum secretions causing lesions most frequently occurring on the face, chest, and back; the inflamed glands may form small pink papules, which sometimes surround comedones so that they have black centers (blackheads), or form pustules or cysts (whiteheads).
- 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 L70
Variations in hair color
Other hair color and hair shaft abnormalities
Hair color and hair shaft abnormality, unspecified
Acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.