2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.5

Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L90.5 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L90.5 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L90.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 L90.5 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Adherent scar (skin)
  • Cicatrix
  • Disfigurement of skin due to scar
  • Fibrosis of skin NOS
  • Scar NOS
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 (L90.5) and the excluded code together.
  • hypertrophic scar (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L91.0

    Hypertrophic scar

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Keloid
    • Keloid scar
    Type 2 Excludes
    L91.0
    )
  • keloid scar (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L91.0

    Hypertrophic scar

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Keloid
    • Keloid scar
    Type 2 Excludes
    L91.0
    )
The following code(s) above L90.5 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 L90.5:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Contracture of scar of skin
  • Contracture scar
  • Disfigurement due to scar
  • Fibrosis of injection site
  • Fibrosis of skin
  • Fibrosis of the skin
  • Injection site fibrosis
  • Joint contracture of finger due to scar
  • Painful scar
  • Scar causing joint contracture of finger
  • Scar of hand
  • Scar of skin
  • Scar of skin, symptomatic
  • Scar, hand
  • Scarring disorder
  • Symptomatic scar of skin
  • Ugly scar
Clinical Information
  • A mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue.
  • Lingering mark left on the skin after a surface injury, formed in the process of wound healing; also includes the new, internal tissue formed in the process of repair, as in a scarred kidney.
  • The fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue during the process of wound healing.
ICD-10-CM L90.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L90.5 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
Code annotations containing back-references to L90.5:
  • Type 2 Excludes: L91.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L91.0

    Hypertrophic scar

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Keloid
    • Keloid scar
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L90.5:
  • Adherent - see also Adhesions
    • scar L90.5 (skin)
    • tendon in scar L90.5
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • scar L90.5
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) L90.5 - see also Scar
    • skin L90.5
      • postinfective L90.5
    • specified site NEC L90.5
    • wrist, constricting L90.5 (annular)
  • Disfigurement L90.5 (due to scar)
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • skin L90.5
  • Painful - see also Pain
    • scar NEC L90.5
  • Scar, scarring L90.5 - see also Cicatrix
    • adherent L90.5
    • atrophic L90.5
    • painful L90.5

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L90.5
L89.92 …… stage 2
L89.93 …… stage 3
L89.94 …… stage 4
L89.95 …… unstageable
L90 Atrophic disorders of skin
L90.0 Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus
L90.1 Anetoderma of Schweninger-Buzzi
L90.2 Anetoderma of Jadassohn-Pellizzari
L90.3 Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini
L90.4 Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans
L90.5 Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin
L90.6 Striae atrophicae
L90.8 Other atrophic disorders of skin
L90.9 Atrophic disorder of skin, unspecified
L91 Hypertrophic disorders of skin
L91.0 Hypertrophic scar
L91.8 Other hypertrophic disorders of the skin
L91.9 Hypertrophic disorder of the skin, unspecified
L92 Granulomatous disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue
L92.0 Granuloma annulare
L92.1 Necrobiosis lipoidica, not elsewhere classified

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