2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L83

Acanthosis nigricans

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L83 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 L83 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L83 - other international versions of ICD-10 L83 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis
The following code(s) above L83 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 L83:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acanthosis nigricans, acquired
  • Acanthosis nigricans, malignant
  • Acquired acanthosis nigricans
  • Confluent and reticulate papillomatosis
  • Malignant acanthosis nigricans
Clinical Information
  • A circumscribed melanosis consisting of a brown-pigmented, velvety verrucosity or fine papillomatosis appearing in the axillae and other body folds. It occurs in association with endocrine disorders, underlying malignancy, administration of certain drugs, or as in inherited disorder.
  • A melanotic cutaneous lesion that develops in the axilla and other body folds. It may be idiopathic, drug-induced, or it may be associated with the presence of an endocrine disorder or malignancy.
  • Circumscribed melanosis consisting of a brown pigmented, velvety verrucosity or fine papillomatosis appearing in the axillae and other body folds; occurs in association with endocrine disorders, underlying malignancy, administration of certain drugs, or as in inherited disorder.
ICD-10-CM L83 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L83 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 L83:
  • Acanthosis (acquired) (nigricans) L83
  • Gougerot-Carteaud disease or syndrome L83 (confluent reticulate papillomatosis)
  • Keratosis L57.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57.0

    Actinic keratosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Keratosis NOS
    • Senile keratosis
    • Solar keratosis
    • nigricans L83
  • Papillomatosis - see also Neoplasm, benign, by site
    • confluent and reticulated L83

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L83
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
L82 Seborrheic keratosis
L82.0 Inflamed seborrheic keratosis
L82.1 Other seborrheic keratosis
L83 Acanthosis nigricans
L84 Corns and callosities
L85 Other epidermal thickening
L85.0 Acquired ichthyosis
L85.1 Acquired keratosis [keratoderma] palmaris et plantaris
L85.2 Keratosis punctata (palmaris et plantaris)
L85.3 Xerosis cutis
L85.8 Other specified epidermal thickening
L85.9 Epidermal thickening, unspecified
L86 Keratoderma in diseases classified elsewhere
L87 Transepidermal elimination disorders

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