Valid for Submission
L81.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of freckles. The code L81.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code L81.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like axillary freckling due to neurofibromatosis, circumscribed hypermelanosis, ephelis or neurofibromatosis type 1.
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 L81.2 are found in the index:
- - Ephelis, ephelides - L81.2
- - Freckle (s) - L81.2
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Axillary freckling due to neurofibromatosis
- Circumscribed hypermelanosis
- Neurofibromatosis type 1
- MELANOSIS-. disorders of increased melanin pigmentation that develop without preceding inflammatory disease.
- HUTCHINSON'S MELANOTIC FRECKLE-. a cellular subtype of malignant melanoma. it is a pigmented lesion composed of melanocytes occurring on sun exposed skin usually the face and neck. the melanocytes are commonly multinucleated with a "starburst" appearance. it is considered by many to be the in situ phase of lentigo maligna melanoma.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|606||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC||09||1.511|
|607||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC||09||0.8256|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert L81.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L81.2 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
Skin Pigmentation Disorders
Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.
If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison's disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting a person's skin. A person with albinism may have no color, lighter than normal skin color, or patchy missing skin color. Infections, blisters and burns can also cause lighter skin.
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