L03.0 - Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe
|Short Description:||Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe|
|Long Description:||Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
L03.0 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe
Non-specific codes like L03.0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe:
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - L03.01 for Cellulitis of finger
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.011 for Cellulitis of right finger
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.012 for Cellulitis of left finger
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.019 for Cellulitis of unspecified finger
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - L03.02 for Acute lymphangitis of finger
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.021 for Acute lymphangitis of right finger
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.022 for Acute lymphangitis of left finger
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.029 for Acute lymphangitis of unspecified finger
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - L03.03 for Cellulitis of toe
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.031 for Cellulitis of right toe
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.032 for Cellulitis of left toe
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.039 for Cellulitis of unspecified toe
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - L03.04 for Acute lymphangitis of toe
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.041 for Acute lymphangitis of right toe
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.042 for Acute lymphangitis of left toe
- BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.049 for Acute lymphangitis of unspecified toe
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
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- Infection of nail
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and deep underlying tissues. Group A strep (streptococcal) bacteria are the most common cause. The bacteria enter your body when you get an injury such as a bruise, burn, surgical cut, or wound.
- Fever and chills
- Swollen glands or lymph nodes
- A rash with painful, red, tender skin. The skin may blister and scab over.
Your health care provider may take a sample or culture from your skin or do a blood test to identify the bacteria causing infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. They may be oral in mild cases, or intravenous (by IV) for more severe cases.
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The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of:
- Lymph - a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs
- Lymph vessels - vessels that carry lymph throughout your body. They are different from blood vessels.
- Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where white blood cells fight infection.
Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.
The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it's not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and causes swelling, called lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockage, and cancer.
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