Valid for Submission
L28.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of lichen simplex chronicus. The code L28.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code L28.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic graft-versus-host disease, chronic vulvitis, dermatosis of scalp, eczema of male genitalia, eruption of female perineum , friction eczema, etc.
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 L28.0:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Circumscribed neurodermatitis
- Lichen NOS
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 L28.0 are found in the index:
- - Eczema (acute) (chronic) (erythematous) (fissum) (rubrum) (squamous) - See Also: Dermatitis; - L30.9
- - Lichenification - L28.0
- - Vidal's disease - L28.0
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Chronic graft-versus-host disease
- Chronic vulvitis
- Dermatosis of scalp
- Eczema of male genitalia
- Eruption of female perineum
- Friction eczema
- Frictional lichenoid eruption
- Interface dermatitis
- Interface dermatitis, lichenoid type
- Lichen aureus
- Lichen nuchae
- Lichen simplex chronicus
- Lichen simplex of male genitalia
- Lichen simplex of perianal skin
- Lichen simplex of scrotum
- Lichen simplex of vulva
- Lichenification of female perineum
- Lichenification of skin
- Lichenified eczema
- Lichenoid chronic graft-versus-host disease
- Neurodermatitis of external ear
- O/E lichenified skin
- Onchocercal lichenification
- Pebbly lichenification
- Pruritic scalp dermatosis
- Secondary lichenification
- Texture of skin or mucosa
- NEURODERMATITIS-. an extremely variable eczematous skin disease that is presumed to be a response to prolonged vigorous scratching rubbing or pinching to relieve intense pruritus. it varies in intensity severity course and morphologic expression in different individuals. neurodermatitis is believed by some to be psychogenic. the circumscribed or localized form is often referred to as lichen simplex chronicus.
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 L28.0 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L28.0 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
Also called: Pruritus
What is itching?
Itching is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch your skin. Sometimes it can feel like pain, but it is different. Often, you feel itchy in one area in your body, but sometimes you may feel itching all over. Along with the itching, you may also have a rash or hives.
What causes itching?
Itching is a symptom of many health conditions. Some common causes are
- Allergic reactions to food, insect bites, pollen, and medicines
- Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin
- Irritating chemicals, cosmetics, and other substances
- Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
- Liver, kidney, or thyroid diseases
- Certain cancers or cancer treatments
- Diseases that can affect the nervous system, such as diabetes and shingles
What are the treatments for itching?
Most itching is not serious. To feel better, you could try
- Applying cold compresses
- Using moisturizing lotions
- Taking lukewarm or oatmeal baths
- Using over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or antihistamines
- Avoiding scratching, wearing irritating fabrics, and exposure to high heat and humidity
Contact your health care provider if your itching is severe, does not go away after a few weeks, or does not have an apparent cause. You may need other treatments, such as medicines or light therapy. If you have an underlying disease that is causing the itching, treating that disease may help.
- Itching (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Lichen simplex chronicus (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Urticaria pigmentosa (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders
Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin
- Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
- Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
- Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
- Keeps your body temperature even
- Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it
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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