2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.7

Excessive and redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue

    2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L98.7 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 L98.7 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L98.7 - other international versions of ICD-10 L98.7 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Loose or sagging skin following bariatric surgery weight loss
  • Loose or sagging skin following dietary weight loss
  • Loose or sagging skin, 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 (L98.7) and the excluded code together.
  • acquired excess or redundant skin of eyelid (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H02.3

    Blepharochalasis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Pseudoptosis
    H02.3-
    )
  • congenital excess or redundant skin of eyelid (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q10.3

    Other congenital malformations of eyelid

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Ablepharon
    • Blepharophimosis, congenital
    • Coloboma of eyelid
    • Congenital absence or agenesis of cilia
    • Congenital absence or agenesis of eyelid
    • Congenital accessory eyelid
    • Congenital accessory eye muscle
    • Congenital malformation of eyelid NOS
    Q10.3
    )
  • skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57
    • L57 Skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonio...
      • L57.0 Actinic keratosis
      • L57.1 Actinic reticuloid
      • L57.2 Cutis rhomboidalis nuchae
      • L57.3 Poikiloderma of Civatte
      • L57.4 Cutis laxa senilis
      • L57.5 Actinic granuloma
      • L57.8 Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to...
      • L57.9 Skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonio...
    L57.-
    )
The following code(s) above L98.7 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 L98.7:
  • 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
ICD-10-CM L98.7 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L98.7 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L98.7:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L98.7
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
L98.9 Disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified
L99 Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue in diseases classified elsewhere
M00 Pyogenic arthritis
M00.0 Staphylococcal arthritis and polyarthritis
M00.00 Staphylococcal arthritis, unspecified joint
M00.01 Staphylococcal arthritis, shoulder
M00.011 Staphylococcal arthritis, right shoulder
M00.012 Staphylococcal arthritis, left shoulder
M00.019 Staphylococcal arthritis, unspecified shoulder

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