2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.1

Factitial dermatitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • L98.1 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM L98.1 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L98.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 L98.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Neurotic excoriation
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 L98.1. 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.
  • Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F42.4

    Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • factitial dermatitis (L98.1)
    • other specified behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in early childhood and adolescence (F98.8)
    F42.4
    )
The following code(s) above L98.1 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 L98.1:
  • L00-L99
    2021 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
  • Dermatitis factitia
  • Excoriation (skin picking) disorder
  • Repetitive self-excoriation
ICD-10-CM L98.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L98.1 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to L98.1:
  • Type 1 Excludes: L29
    , F42.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L29

    Pruritus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neurotic excoriation (L98.1)
    • psychogenic pruritus (F45.8)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F42.4

    Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • factitial dermatitis (L98.1)
    • other specified behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in early childhood and adolescence (F98.8)
  • Type 2 Excludes: F68.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F68.1

    Factitious disorder imposed on self

      2016 2017 2018 2019 - Revised Code 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Compensation neurosis
    • Elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons
    • Hospital hopper syndrome
    • Münchausen's syndrome
    • Peregrinating patient
    Type 2 Excludes
    • factitial dermatitis (L98.1)
    • person feigning illness (with obvious motivation) (Z76.5)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L98.1:
  • Dermatitis (eczematous) L30.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30.9

    Dermatitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Eczema NOS
  • Dermatosis L98.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.9

    Disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    • factitial L98.1
  • Eruption
    • skin (nonspecific) R21
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R21

      Rash and other nonspecific skin eruption

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Includes
      • rash NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • specified type of rash- code to condition
      • vesicular eruption (R23.8)
      • feigned L98.1
  • Excoriation (traumatic) - see also Abrasion
    • neurotic L98.1
  • Neurosis, neurotic F48.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F48.9

    Nonpsychotic mental disorder, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neurosis NOS
    • excoriation L98.1

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L98.1
L97.921 …… limited to breakdown of skin
L97.922 …… with fat layer exposed
L97.923 …… with necrosis of muscle
L97.924 …… with necrosis of bone
L97.925 …… with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
L97.926 …… with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
L97.928 …… with other specified severity
L97.929 …… with unspecified severity
L98 Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue, not elsewhere classified
L98.0 Pyogenic granuloma
L98.1 Factitial dermatitis
L98.2 Febrile neutrophilic dermatosis [Sweet]
L98.3 Eosinophilic cellulitis [Wells]
L98.4 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin, not elsewhere classified
L98.41 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock
L98.411 …… limited to breakdown of skin
L98.412 …… with fat layer exposed
L98.413 …… with necrosis of muscle
L98.414 …… with necrosis of bone
L98.415 …… with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.416 …… with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis

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