2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L70.0

Acne vulgaris

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L70.0 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 L70.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L70.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 L70.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above L70.0 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 L70.0:
  • 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
  • L70
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L70

    Acne

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Acne
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acne, cystic
  • Comedonal acne
  • Comedone
  • Comedone (blackhead)
  • Cystic acne
Clinical Information
  • A chronic disorder of the pilosebaceous apparatus associated with an increase in sebum secretion. It is characterized by open comedones (blackheads), closed comedones (whiteheads), and pustular nodules. The cause is unknown, but heredity and age are predisposing factors.
ICD-10-CM L70.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L70.0 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 L70.0:
  • Acne L70.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L70.9

    Acne, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • cystic L70.0
    • indurata L70.0
    • nodular L70.0
    • pustular L70.0
    • vulgaris L70.0
  • Blackhead L70.0
  • Comedo, comedones L70.0 (giant)
  • Whitehead L70.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L70.0
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
L71.0 Perioral dermatitis
L71.1 Rhinophyma

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