L03.03 - Cellulitis of toe

Version 2023
ICD-10:L03.03
Short Description:Cellulitis of toe
Long Description:Cellulitis of toe
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
      • Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis (L03)

L03.03 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 of 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 of toe

Non-specific codes like L03.03 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 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

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


Cellulitis

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.

Symptoms include:

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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