Valid for Submission
L25.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified contact dermatitis due to plants, except food. The code L25.5 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 L25.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like allergic contact dermatitis caused by arnica, allergic contact dermatitis caused by plant material, allergic contact dermatitis caused by urushiol from chinese lacquer tree, cactus dermatitis, contact dermatitis caused by poison primrose , contact dermatitis caused by ragweed, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like L25.5 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.
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 L25.5:
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
- nettle rash L50.9
Type 2 ExcludesType 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.
- allergy NOS due to pollen J30.1
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 L25.5 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:
- Allergic contact dermatitis caused by Arnica
- Allergic contact dermatitis caused by plant material
- Allergic contact dermatitis caused by urushiol from Chinese lacquer tree
- Cactus dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis caused by poison primrose
- Contact dermatitis caused by ragweed
- Contact dermatitis caused by urushiol from Atlantic poison oak
- Contact dermatitis caused by urushiol from Eastern poison ivy
- Contact dermatitis caused by urushiol from Pacific poison oak
- Contact dermatitis caused by urushiol from poison oak
- Contact dermatitis caused by urushiol from poison sumac
- Contact dermatitis caused by urushiol from Toxicodendron
- Contact dermatitis due to plants
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|606||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC||09||1.511|
|607||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC||09||0.8256|
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 L25.5 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L25.5 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
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
If you spend time outdoors, chances are you have been bothered by poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac at some point. Most people are sensitive to the plants' oily sap. The sap is in the root, stems, leaves and fruit of these plants. If it gets on your skin, it causes a blistering skin rash. The rash can range from mild to severe, depending on how much sap gets on your skin and how sensitive you are to it. Problems can also happen if the plants are burned. Airborne sap-coated soot can get into the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory system.
The best way to avoid the rash is to learn what the plants look like and stay away from them. If you come into contact with the plants, wash your skin and clothing right away. If you develop a rash, ask your pharmacist about over-the-counter medicines. For severe rashes, see your doctor.
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