Valid for Submission
L55.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sunburn of second degree. The code L55.1 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 L55.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute effect of ultraviolet radiation on normal skin or sunburn of second degree.
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 L55.1 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:
- Acute effect of ultraviolet radiation on normal skin
- Sunburn of second degree
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Also called: Sunburn
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible form of radiation. They can pass through your skin and damage your skin cells. Sunburns are a sign of skin damage. Suntans aren't healthy, either. They appear after the sun's rays have already killed some cells and damaged others. UV rays can cause skin damage during any season or at any temperature. They can also cause eye problems, wrinkles, skin spots, and skin cancer.
To protect yourself
- Stay out of the sun when it is strongest (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
- Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
- Wear protective clothing
- Wear wraparound sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV ray protection
- Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds
Check your skin regularly for changes in the size, shape, color, or feel of birthmarks, moles, and spots. Such changes are a sign of skin cancer.
Food and Drug Administration
- Actinic keratosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Polymorphic light eruption (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Sunburn (Medical Encyclopedia)
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