2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L85.3

Xerosis cutis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L85.3 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 L85.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L85.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 L85.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Dry skin dermatitis
The following code(s) above L85.3 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 L85.3:
  • 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
  • L85
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L85

    Other epidermal thickening

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • hypertrophic disorders of the skin (L91.-)
    Other epidermal thickening
Approximate Synonyms
  • Asteatosis cutis
  • Dry skin
ICD-10-CM L85.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L85.3 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
Code annotations containing back-references to L85.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: L30
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30

    Other and unspecified dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • contact dermatitis (L23-L25)
    • dry skin dermatitis (L85.3)
    • small plaque parapsoriasis (L41.3)
    • stasis dermatitis (I87.2)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L85.3:
  • Asteatosis cutis L85.3
  • Dermatitis (eczematous) L30.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30.9

    Dermatitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Eczema NOS
    • dry skin L85.3
  • Xerosis
    • cutis L85.3
    • skin L85.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L85.3
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
L87.0 Keratosis follicularis et parafollicularis in cutem penetrans
L87.1 Reactive perforating collagenosis
L87.2 Elastosis perforans serpiginosa
L87.8 Other transepidermal elimination disorders
L87.9 Transepidermal elimination disorder, unspecified
L88 Pyoderma gangrenosum

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