L72 - Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Version 2023
ICD-10:L72
Short Description:Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue
Long Description:Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Disorders of skin appendages (L60-L75)
      • Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue (L72)

L72 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Specific Coding for Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Non-specific codes like L72 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 follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L72.0 for Epidermal cyst
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L72.1 for Pilar and trichodermal cyst
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L72.11 for Pilar cyst
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L72.12 for Trichodermal cyst
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L72.2 for Steatocystoma multiplex
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L72.3 for Sebaceous cyst
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L72.8 for Other follicular cysts of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L72.9 for Follicular cyst of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

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