2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L76.8

Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L76.8 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Oth intraop and postprocedural complications of skin, subcu
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM L76.8 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L76.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 L76.8 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, if applicable, to further specify disorder
The following code(s) above L76.8 contain annotation back-references
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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 L76.8:
  • L00-L99
    2021 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
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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L76.8
L76.11 Accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during a dermatologic procedure
L76.12 Accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during other procedure
L76.2 Postprocedural hemorrhage of skin and subcutaneous tissue following a procedure
L76.21 Postprocedural hemorrhage of skin and subcutaneous tissue following a dermatologic procedure
L76.22 Postprocedural hemorrhage of skin and subcutaneous tissue following other procedure
L76.3 Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of skin and subcutaneous tissue following a procedure
L76.31 Postprocedural hematoma of skin and subcutaneous tissue following a dermatologic procedure
L76.32 Postprocedural hematoma of skin and subcutaneous tissue following other procedure
L76.33 Postprocedural seroma of skin and subcutaneous tissue following a dermatologic procedure
L76.34 Postprocedural seroma of skin and subcutaneous tissue following other procedure
L76.8 Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue
L76.81 Other intraoperative complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue
L76.82 Other postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue
L80 Vitiligo
L81 Other disorders of pigmentation
L81.0 Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
L81.1 Chloasma
L81.2 Freckles
L81.3 Café au lait spots
L81.4 Other melanin hyperpigmentation
L81.5 Leukoderma, not elsewhere classified

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