Valid for Submission
L70.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acne conglobata. The code L70.1 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 L70.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acne conglobata, acne fulminans, acne fulminans with erythema nodosum, follicular occlusion tetrad - hidradenitis, acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis, pilonidal sinus, follicular occlusion triad - hidradenitis, acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis of scalp , hidradenitis, 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 L70.1 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:
- Acne conglobata
- Acne fulminans
- Acne fulminans with erythema nodosum
- Follicular occlusion tetrad - hidradenitis, acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis, pilonidal sinus
- Follicular occlusion triad - hidradenitis, acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis of scalp
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
- ACNE CONGLOBATA-. severe and chronic form of acne characterized by large burrowing abscesses associated with disfigurement.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert L70.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L70.1 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: Pimples, Zits
Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.
No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.
If you have acne
- Clean your skin gently
- Try not to touch your skin
- Avoid the sun
Treatments for acne include medicines and creams.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Acne (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Acne -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
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