Valid for Submission
L68.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hirsutism. The code L68.0 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 L68.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like androgen-dependent hirsutism, androgen-independent hirsutism, diabetes mellitus due to genetic defect in insulin action, extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism and abnormal insulin receptors, extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism and autoantibodies to the insulin receptors , familial hirsutism, etc.
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 L68.0 are found in the index:
- - Hirsutism, hirsuties - L68.0
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Androgen-dependent hirsutism
- Androgen-independent hirsutism
- Diabetes mellitus due to genetic defect in insulin action
- Extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism AND abnormal insulin receptors
- Extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism AND autoantibodies to the insulin receptors
- Familial hirsutism
- Female hirsutism
- Hirsuties papillaris penis
- Idiopathic hirsutism
- Insulin receptor defect
- O/E - hirsutism
- HIRSUTISM-. a condition observed in women and children when there is excess coarse body hair of an adult male distribution pattern such as facial and chest areas. it is the result of elevated androgens from the ovaries the adrenal glands or exogenous sources. the concept does not include hypertrichosis which is an androgen independent excessive hair growth.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert L68.0 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L68.0 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
The average person has 5 million hairs. Hair grows all over your body except on your lips, palms, and the soles of your feet. It takes about a month for healthy hair to grow half an inch. Most hairs grow for up to six years and then fall out. New hairs grow in their place.
Hair helps keep you warm. It also protects your eyes, ears and nose from small particles in the air. Common problem with the hair and scalp include hair loss, infections, and flaking.
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