2022 ICD-10-CM Code L12.3

Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:L12.3
Short Description:Acquired epidermolysis bullosa
Long Description:Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)

L12.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acquired epidermolysis bullosa. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

Non-specific codes like L12.3 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 acquired epidermolysis bullosa:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L12.30 for Acquired epidermolysis bullosa, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L12.31 for Epidermolysis bullosa due to drug
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L12.35 for Other acquired epidermolysis bullosa

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code L12.3:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Skin Conditions

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)