2021 ICD-10-CM Code L60

Nail disorders

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L60 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nail disorders. 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:L60
Short Description:Nail disorders
Long Description:Nail disorders

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Nail disorders

Non-specific codes like L60 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 nail disorders:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L60.0 for Ingrowing nail
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L60.1 for Onycholysis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L60.2 for Onychogryphosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L60.3 for Nail dystrophy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L60.4 for Beau's lines
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L60.5 for Yellow nail syndrome
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L60.8 for Other nail disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L60.9 for Nail disorder, unspecified

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 L60:


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.

Information for Patients


Nail Diseases

Your toenails and fingernails protect the tissues of your toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also in your hair and skin. The health of your nails can be a clue to your overall health. Healthy nails are usually smooth and consistent in color. Specific types of nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can be signs of lung, heart, kidney, and liver diseases, as well as diabetes and anemia. White spots and vertical ridges are harmless.

Nail problems that sometimes require treatment include

Keeping your nails clean, dry, and trimmed can help you avoid some problems. Do not remove the cuticle, which can cause infection.


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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)