2022 ICD-10-CM Code L24.A

Irritant contact dermatitis due to friction or contact with body fluids

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:L24.A
Short Description:Irritant cntct derm d/t friction or cntct with body fluids
Long Description:Irritant contact dermatitis due to friction or contact with body fluids

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Irritant contact dermatitis (L24)

L24.A is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of irritant contact dermatitis due to friction or contact with body fluids. 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 Irritant cntct derm d/t friction or cntct with body fluids

Non-specific codes like L24.A 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 irritant cntct derm d/t friction or cntct with body fluids:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L24.A0 for Irritant contact dermatitis due to friction or contact with body fluids, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L24.A1 for Irritant contact dermatitis due to saliva
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L24.A2 for Irritant contact dermatitis due to fecal, urinary or dual incontinence
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L24.A9 for Irritant contact dermatitis due friction or contact with other specified body fluids

New 2022 ICD-10 Code

L24.A is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2022, effective October 1, 2021. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2021. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2022 (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022).

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 L24.A:


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.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Code History