Valid for Submission
L94.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of localized scleroderma [morphea]. The code L94.0 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 L94.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disabling pansclerotic morphea of children, generalized morphea, guttate morphea, localized scleroderma, morphea , plaque morphea, 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 L94.0:
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.
- Circumscribed scleroderma
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 L94.0 are found in the index:
- - Morphea - L94.0
- - Scleroderma, sclerodermia (acrosclerotic) (diffuse) (generalized) (progressive) (pulmonary) - See Also: Sclerosis, systemic; - M34.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Disabling pansclerotic morphea of children
- Generalized morphea
- Guttate morphea
- Localized scleroderma
- Plaque morphea
- Subcutaneous morphea
- SCLERODERMA LOCALIZED-. a term used to describe a variety of localized asymmetrical skin thickening that is similar to those of systemic scleroderma but without the disease features in the multiple internal organs and blood vessels. lesions may be characterized as patches or plaques morphea bands linear or nodules.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert L94.0 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L94.0 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
Also called: Circumscribed scleroderma, Dermatosclerosis, Morphea, Systemic sclerosis
Scleroderma means hard skin. It is a group of diseases that cause abnormal growth of connective tissue. Connective tissue is the material inside your body that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. In scleroderma, the tissue gets hard or thick. It can cause swelling or pain in your muscles and joints.
Symptoms of scleroderma include
- Calcium deposits in connective tissues
- Raynaud's phenomenon, a narrowing of blood vessels in the hands or feet
- Swelling of the esophagus, the tube between your throat and stomach
- Thick, tight skin on your fingers
- Red spots on your hands and face
No one knows what causes scleroderma. It is more common in women. It can be mild or severe. Doctors diagnose scleroderma using your medical history, a physical exam, lab tests, and a skin biopsy. There is no cure, but various treatments can control symptoms and complications.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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