Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Disorders of skin appendages
2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L71
2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- L71 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018/2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L71 became effective on October 1, 2018.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L71 - other international versions of ICD-10 L71 may differ.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
- code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50
ICD-10-CM Range T36-T50
with fifth or sixth character 5)
Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances
- , for adverse effects, the nature of the adverse effect, such as:
- adverse effect NOS (T88.7)
- aspirin gastritis (K29.-)
- blood disorders (D56-D76)
- contact dermatitis (L23-L25)
- dermatitis due to substances taken internally (L27.-)
- nephropathy (N14.0-N14.2)
- adverse effect of correct substance properly administered
- poisoning by overdose of substance
- poisoning by wrong substance given or taken in error
- underdosing by (inadvertently) (deliberately) taking less substance than prescribed or instructed
- The drug giving rise to the adverse effect should be identified by use of codes from categories T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5.
Type 1 Excludes
- toxic reaction to local anesthesia in pregnancy (O29.3-)
Type 2 Excludes
- abuse and dependence of psychoactive substances (F10-F19)
- abuse of non-dependence-producing substances (F55.-)
- drug reaction and poisoning affecting newborn (P00-P96)
- pathological drug intoxication (inebriation) (F10-F19)
- code(s) to specify:
- manifestations of poisoning
- underdosing or failure in dosage during medical and surgical care (Y63.6, Y63.8-Y63.9)
- underdosing of medication regimen (Z91.12-, Z91.13-)
- T36 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T37 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T38 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T39 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T40 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T41 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T42 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T43 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T44 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T45 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T46 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T47 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T48 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T49 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
- T50 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
The following code(s) above L71
contain 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 L71
- A chronic erythematous skin disorder that affects the face. It is characterized by the development of redness in the cheeks, nose, and/or forehead and telangiectasia. Sometimes, the erythematous changes may involve the eyelids.
- A cutaneous disorder primarily of convexities of the central part of the face, such as forehead; cheek; nose; and chin. It is characterized by flushing; erythema; edema; rhinophyma; papules; and ocular symptoms. It may occur at any age but typically after age 30. There are various subtypes of rosacea: erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular (national rosacea society's expert committee on the classification and staging of rosacea, j am acad dermatol 2002; 46:584-7).
- An acne like skin disease occurring mostly in middle aged adults
- Rosacea is a long-term disease that affects your skin and sometimes your eyes. It causes redness and pimples. Rosacea is most common in women and people with fair skin. It usually starts between age 30 and 60.in most cases, rosacea only affects the face. Symptoms can include
no one knows what causes rosacea. You may be more likely to have it if you blush a lot or if rosacea runs in your family. Rosacea is not dangerous. It can be treated with medications and sometimes surgery. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
- frequent redness of the face, or flushing
- small, red lines under the skin
- a swollen nose
- thick skin, usually on the forehead, chin and cheeks
- red, dry, itchy eyes and sometimes vision problems
- 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
Code annotations containing back-references to L71:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L71
Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue
Pilar and trichodermal cyst
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