Valid for Submission
L91.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hypertrophic scar. The code L91.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code L91.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acne scar, acne scar, acne scars - mixed atrophic and hypertrophic, acroosteolysis, acroosteolysis, keloid-like lesions, premature aging syndrome , disorder of skin donor site, etc.
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 L91.0:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Keloid scar
Type 2 ExcludesType 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
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 L91.0 are found in the index:
- - Kelis - L91.0
- - Keloma - L91.0
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acne scar
- Acne scar
- Acne scars - mixed atrophic and hypertrophic
- Acroosteolysis, keloid-like lesions, premature aging syndrome
- Disorder of skin donor site
- Ear-lobe keloid
- Hereditary acroosteolysis
- Hypertrophic acne scar
- Hypertrophic scar
- Hypertrophic scar of upper arm
- Hypertrophic scarring of skin donor site
- Hypertrophic surgical scar
- Keloid scar
- Keloidal surgical scar
- Surgical scar
- Surgical scar finding
- CICATRIX HYPERTROPHIC-. an elevated scar resembling a keloid but which does not spread into surrounding tissues. it is formed by enlargement and overgrowth of cicatricial tissue and regresses spontaneously.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Also called: Cicatrix, Keloid scar
A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound. It forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. You can also get scars from surgery that cuts through the skin, infections like chickenpox, or skin conditions like acne. Scars are often thicker, as well as pinker, redder, or shinier, than the rest of your skin.
How your scar looks depends on
- How big and deep your wound is
- Where it is
- How long it takes to heal
- Your age
- Your inherited tendency to scar
Scars usually fade over time but never go away completely. If the way a scar looks bothers you, various treatments might minimize it. These include surgical revision, dermabrasion, laser treatments, injections, chemical peels, and creams.
- Dermabrasion (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Keloids (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Scar revision (Medical Encyclopedia)
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