2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.492

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with fat layer exposed

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L98.492 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Non-prs chronic ulcer of skin of sites w fat layer exposed
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L98.492 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L98.492 - other international versions of ICD-10 L98.492 may differ.
The following code(s) above L98.492 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 L98.492:
  • 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
  • L98.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.4

    Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chronic ulcer of skin NOS
    • Tropical ulcer NOS
    • Ulcer of skin NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin, not elsewhere classified
  • L98.49
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.49

    Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin NOS
    Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chronic ulcer of sacrum
  • Chronic ulcer of sacrum with fat layer exposure
  • Chronic ulcer of skin
  • Chronic ulcer of skin with fat layer exposure
ICD-10-CM L98.492 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 573 Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis with mcc
  • 574 Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis with cc
  • 575 Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis without cc/mcc
  • 576 Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis with mcc
  • 577 Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis with cc
  • 578 Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis without cc/mcc
  • 592 Skin ulcers with mcc
  • 593 Skin ulcers with cc
  • 594 Skin ulcers without cc/mcc

Convert L98.492 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L98.492:
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • skin (atrophic) (chronic) (neurogenic) (non-healing) (perforating) (pyogenic) (trophic) (tropical) L98.499
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.499

      Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with unspecified severity

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • specified site NEC L98.499
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.499

        Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with unspecified severity

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        • with
          • exposed fat layer L98.492

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L98.492
L98.421 …… limited to breakdown of skin
L98.422 …… with fat layer exposed
L98.423 …… with necrosis of muscle
L98.424 …… with necrosis of bone
L98.425 …… with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.426 …… with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.428 …… with other specified severity
L98.429 …… with unspecified severity
L98.49 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites
L98.491 …… limited to breakdown of skin
L98.492 …… with fat layer exposed
L98.493 …… with necrosis of muscle
L98.494 …… with necrosis of bone
L98.495 …… with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.496 …… with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.498 …… with other specified severity
L98.499 …… with unspecified severity
L98.5 Mucinosis of the skin
L98.6 Other infiltrative disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L98.7 Excessive and redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue
L98.8 Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

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