2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.9

Disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
  • L98.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM L98.9 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L98.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 L98.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above L98.9 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 L98.9:
  • L00-L99
    2023 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
  • Defect, skin, hand
  • Dermatosis
  • Diabetes type 2 with diabetic dermopathy
  • Diabetic dermopathy associated with diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Diabetic dermopathy due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Disorder of skin
  • Disorder of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue
  • Lesion of scalp
  • Lesion of skin of face
  • Lesion of skin of left ear
  • Lesion of skin of nose
  • Scalp lesion
  • Skin defect of hand
  • Skin disorder, foot
  • Skin lesion
  • Skin lesion of face
  • Skin lesion of foot
  • Skin lesion of left ear
  • Skin lesion of nose
  • Skin lesion of right ear
  • Skin or subcutaneous tissue disease
ICD-10-CM L98.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L98.9 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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L98.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L98.9
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
M00.02 Staphylococcal arthritis, elbow
M00.021 Staphylococcal arthritis, right elbow

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