2021 ICD-10-CM Code L49

Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L49 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:L49
Short Description:Exfoliatn due to erythemat cond accord extent body involv
Long Description:Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Exfoliatn due to erythemat cond accord extent body involv

Non-specific codes like L49 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 exfoliatn due to erythemat cond accord extent body involv:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.0 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving less than 10 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.1 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 10-19 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.2 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 20-29 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.3 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 30-39 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.4 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 40-49 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.5 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 50-59 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.6 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 60-69 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.7 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 70-79 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.8 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 80-89 percent of body surface
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L49.9 for Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 90 or more percent of body surface

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 L49:


Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

Information for Patients


Eczema

Also called: Dermatitis

Eczema is a term for several different types of skin swelling. Eczema is also called dermatitis. Most types cause dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside the elbows and behind the knees, and on the hands and feet. Scratching the skin can cause it to turn red, and to swell and itch even more.

Eczema is not contagious. The cause is not known. It is likely caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Eczema may get better or worse over time, but it is often a long-lasting disease. People who have it may also develop hay fever and asthma.

The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It is most common in babies and children but adults can have it too. As children who have atopic dermatitis grow older, this problem may get better or go away. But sometimes the skin may stay dry and get irritated easily.

Treatments may include medicines, skin creams, light therapy, and good skin care. You can prevent some types of eczema by avoiding

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Rashes

Also called: Dermatitis, Skin rash

A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely to get rashes.

Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You get the rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy.

Some rashes develop right away. Others form over several days. Although most rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment.

Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it's important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it. If it is a bad rash, if it does not go away, or if you have other symptoms, you should see your health care provider. Treatments may include moisturizers, lotions, baths, cortisone creams that relieve swelling, and antihistamines, which relieve itching.


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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)