2021 ICD-10-CM Code L76.8

Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L76.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue. 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:L76.8
Short Description:Oth intraop and postprocedural complications of skin, subcu
Long Description:Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Oth intraop and postprocedural complications of skin, subcu

Non-specific codes like L76.8 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 oth intraop and postprocedural complications of skin, subcu:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L76.81 for Other intraoperative complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L76.82 for Other postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue

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 L76.8:


Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

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)