2021 ICD-10-CM Code L76.1

Accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during a procedure

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L76.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during a procedure. 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:L76.1
Short Description:Accidental pnctr & lac of skin, subcu during a procedure
Long Description:Accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during a procedure

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Accidental pnctr & lac of skin, subcu during a procedure

Non-specific codes like L76.1 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 accidental pnctr & lac of skin, subcu during a procedure:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L76.11 for Accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during a dermatologic procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L76.12 for Accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during other procedure

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)