2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L81

Other disorders of pigmentation

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L81 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L81 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L81 - other international versions of ICD-10 L81 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as L81. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • birthmark NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q82.5

    Congenital non-neoplastic nevus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Birthmark NOS
    • Flammeus Nevus
    • Portwine Nevus
    • Sanguineous Nevus
    • Strawberry Nevus
    • Vascular Nevus NOS
    • Verrucous Nevus
    Type 2 Excludes
    Q82.5
    )
  • Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q85.8

    Other phakomatoses, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
    • Sturge-Weber(-Dimitri) syndrome
    • von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Meckel-Gruber syndrome (Q61.9)
    Q85.8
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (L81) and the excluded code together.
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The following code(s) above L81 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 L81:
  • L00-L99
    2019 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L81
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
L81.6 Other disorders of diminished melanin formation
L81.7 Pigmented purpuric dermatosis
L81.8 Other specified disorders of pigmentation
L81.9 Disorder of pigmentation, unspecified

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