2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L92.3

Foreign body granuloma of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

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  • L92.3 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 L92.3 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L92.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 L92.3 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 to identify the type of retained foreign body (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z18
    • Z18 Retained foreign body fragments
      • Z18.0 Retained radioactive fragments
        • Z18.01 Retained depleted uranium fragments
        • Z18.09 Other retained radioactive fragments
      • Z18.1 Retained metal fragments
        • Z18.10 …… unspecified
        • Z18.11 Retained magnetic metal fragments
        • Z18.12 Retained nonmagnetic metal fragments
      • Z18.2 Retained plastic fragments
      • Z18.3 Retained organic fragments
        • Z18.31 Retained animal quills or spines
        • Z18.32 Retained tooth
        • Z18.33 Retained wood fragments
        • Z18.39 Other retained organic fragments
      • Z18.8 Other specified retained foreign body
        • Z18.81 Retained glass fragments
        • Z18.83 Retained stone or crystalline fragments
        • Z18.89 Other specified retained foreign body fragmen...
      • Z18.9 Retained foreign body fragments, unspecified ...
    Z18.-
    )
The following code(s) above L92.3 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 L92.3:
  • 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
  • L92
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L92

    Granulomatous disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue

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    Type 2 Excludes
    • actinic granuloma (L57.5)
    Granulomatous disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue
Approximate Synonyms
  • Foreign body granuloma of skin
  • Granuloma due to foreign body in skin
ICD-10-CM L92.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

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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 L92.3:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M60.2
    , M79.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M60.2

    Foreign body granuloma of soft tissue, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • foreign body granuloma of skin and subcutaneous tissue (L92.3)
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    • code to identify the type of retained foreign body (Z18.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.5

    Residual foreign body in soft tissue

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • foreign body granuloma of skin and subcutaneous tissue (L92.3)
    • foreign body granuloma of soft tissue (M60.2-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L92.3:
  • Foreign body
    • granuloma (old) (soft tissue) - see also Granuloma, foreign body
      • skin L92.3
  • Granuloma L92.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L92.9

    Granulomatous disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abdomen K66.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.8

      Other specified disorders of peritoneum

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • from residual foreign body L92.3
    • foreign body (in soft tissue) M60.20
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M60.20

      Foreign body granuloma of soft tissue, not elsewhere classified, unspecified site

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • skin L92.3
      • subcutaneous tissue L92.3
    • skin L92.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L92.9

      Granulomatous disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 2 Excludes
      • from residual foreign body L92.3
    • beryllium L92.3 (skin)
    • silica L92.3 (skin)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L92.3
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
L92.2 Granuloma faciale [eosinophilic granuloma of skin]
L92.3 Foreign body granuloma of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L92.8 Other granulomatous disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L92.9 Granulomatous disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified
L93 Lupus erythematosus
L93.0 Discoid lupus erythematosus
L93.1 Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
L93.2 Other local lupus erythematosus
L94 Other localized connective tissue disorders
L94.0 Localized scleroderma [morphea]
L94.1 Linear scleroderma
L94.2 Calcinosis cutis

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