2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L71.9

Rosacea, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L71.9 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 L71.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L71.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 L71.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above L71.9 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 L71.9:
  • 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
  • L71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L71

    Rosacea

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Rosacea
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral rosacea conjunctivitis
  • Bilateral rosacea conjunctivitis (eye condition)
  • Left rosacea conjunctivitis
  • Left rosacea conjunctivitis (eye condition)
  • Right rosacea conjunctivitis
  • Right rosacea conjunctivitis (eye condition)
  • Rosacea
  • Rosacea conjunctivitis
Clinical Information
  • 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
    • frequent redness of the face, or flushing
    • small, red lines under the skin
    • acne
    • a swollen nose
    • thick skin, usually on the forehead, chin and cheeks
    • red, dry, itchy eyes and sometimes vision problems
    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
ICD-10-CM L71.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L71.9 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 L71.9:
  • Acne L70.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L70.9

    Acne, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • rosacea L71.9
  • Rosacea L71.9
    • acne L71.9

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L71.9
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
L71.8 Other rosacea
L71.9 Rosacea, unspecified
L72 Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue
L72.0 Epidermal cyst
L72.1 Pilar and trichodermal cyst
L72.11 Pilar cyst
L72.12 Trichodermal cyst
L72.2 Steatocystoma multiplex
L72.3 Sebaceous cyst
L72.8 Other follicular cysts of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L72.9 Follicular cyst of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified
L73 Other follicular disorders

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