2021 ICD-10-CM Code L94

Other localized connective tissue disorders

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L94 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 localized connective tissue disorders. 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:L94
Short Description:Other localized connective tissue disorders
Long Description:Other localized connective tissue disorders

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other localized connective tissue disorders

Non-specific codes like L94 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 other localized connective tissue disorders:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.0 for Localized scleroderma [morphea]
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.1 for Linear scleroderma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.2 for Calcinosis cutis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.3 for Sclerodactyly
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.4 for Gottron's papules
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.5 for Poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.6 for Ainhum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.8 for Other specified localized connective tissue disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L94.9 for Localized connective tissue 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 the code L94:


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.

Information for Patients


Connective Tissue Disorders

Your connective tissue supports many different parts of your body, such as your skin, eyes, and heart. It is like a "cellular glue" that gives your body parts their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. It is made of many kinds of proteins. Cartilage and fat are types of connective tissue.

Over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. There are different types:

Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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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)