L87 - Transepidermal elimination disorders

Version 2023
ICD-10:L87
Short Description:Transepidermal elimination disorders
Long Description:Transepidermal elimination disorders
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Transepidermal elimination disorders (L87)

L87 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 transepidermal elimination disorders. 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 Transepidermal elimination disorders

Non-specific codes like L87 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 transepidermal elimination disorders:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L87.0 for Keratosis follicularis et parafollicularis in cutem penetrans
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L87.1 for Reactive perforating collagenosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L87.2 for Elastosis perforans serpiginosa
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L87.8 for Other transepidermal elimination disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L87.9 for Transepidermal elimination disorder, unspecified

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 this diagnosis code:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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