ICD-10-CM Code L02.91

Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

L02.91 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cutaneous abscess, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code L02.91 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess, abscess at puncture site due to and following peripheral nerve block, abscess gonococcal, abscess of connective tissue, abscess of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue, abscess of skin with lymphangitis, etc

ICD-10:L02.91
Short Description:Cutaneous abscess, unspecified
Long Description:Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code L02.91 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess at puncture site due to and following peripheral nerve block
  • Abscess gonococcal
  • Abscess of connective tissue
  • Abscess of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue
  • Abscess of skin with lymphangitis
  • Acute abscess of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue
  • Amebiasis of skin
  • Amebic abscess of skin
  • Corticosteroid sensitive aseptic abscess syndrome
  • Infection after injection
  • Injection site abscess
  • Multiple abscesses
  • Post procedure puncture site infection
  • Postprocedural abscess
  • Postprocedural abscess
  • Pyogenic abscess
  • Pyogenic abscess of skin caused by bacterium
  • Sepsis with cutaneous manifestations

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code L02.91 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 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

Convert L02.91 to ICD-9

  • 682.9 - Cellulitis NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
      • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle (L02)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.


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