Not Valid for Submission
L95 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of vasculitis limited to skin, not elsewhere classified. 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.
Specific Coding for Vasculitis limited to skin, not elsewhere classified
Non-specific codes like L95 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 vasculitis limited to skin, not elsewhere classified:
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 L95:
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
- angioma serpiginosum L81.7
- Henoch-Schönlein purpura D69.0
- hypersensitivity angiitis M31.0
- lupus panniculitis L93.2
- panniculitis NOS M79.3
- panniculitis of neck and back M54.0
- polyarteritis nodosa M30.0
- relapsing panniculitis M35.6
- rheumatoid vasculitis M05.2
- serum sickness T80.6
- urticaria L50
- Wegener's granulomatosis M31.3
Information for Patients
Also called: Angiitis
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels. It happens when the body's immune system attacks the blood vessel by mistake. It can happen because of an infection, a medicine, or another disease. The cause is often unknown.
Vasculitis can affect arteries, veins and capillaries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body's organs. Veins are the vessels that carry blood back to the heart. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that connect the small arteries and veins.
When a blood vessel becomes inflamed, it can
- Narrow, making it more difficult for blood to get through
- Close off completely so that blood can't get through
- Stretch and weaken so much that it bulges. The bulge is called an aneurysm. If it bursts, it can cause dangerous bleeding inside the body.
Symptoms of vasculitis can vary, but usually include fever, swelling and a general sense of feeling ill. The main goal of treatment is to stop the inflammation. Steroids and other medicines to stop inflammation are often helpful.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Allergic vasculitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Aortic angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cerebral angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Necrotizing vasculitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Polyarteritis nodosa (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Takayasu arteritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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