Valid for Submission
L03.049 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute lymphangitis of unspecified toe. The code L03.049 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code L03.049 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute lymphangitis of foot or acute lymphangitis of toe.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like L03.049 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute lymphangitis of foot
- Acute lymphangitis of toe
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|573||SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC||09||5.5373|
|574||SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC||09||3.2465|
|575||SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC||09||1.7615|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert L03.049 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L03.049 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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