Valid for Submission
L03.312 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cellulitis of back [any part except buttock]. The code L03.312 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 L03.312 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of flank, cellulitis and abscess of back, cellulitis and abscess of flank, cellulitis and abscess of trunk, cellulitis of flank , cellulitis of skin of back, etc.
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 L03.312 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abscess of flank
- Cellulitis and abscess of back
- Cellulitis and abscess of flank
- Cellulitis and abscess of trunk
- Cellulitis of flank
- Cellulitis of skin of back
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 L03.312 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L03.312 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.
Information for Patients
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.
[Learn More in MedlinePlus]