2021 ICD-10-CM Code L97

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:L97
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, NEC
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, NEC (L97)

L97 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, 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 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, NEC

Non-specific codes like L97 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 non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, nec:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.1 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of thigh
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.10 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.11 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.12 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.2 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of calf
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.20 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified calf
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.21 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right calf
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.22 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.3 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of ankle
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.30 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified ankle
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.31 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right ankle
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.32 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left ankle
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.4 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of heel and midfoot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.40 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.41 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.42 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.5 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of foot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.50 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.51 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.52 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.8 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of lower leg
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.80 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified lower leg
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.81 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right lower leg
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.82 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left lower leg
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.9 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of lower leg
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.90 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of unspecified lower leg
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.91 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of right lower leg
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.92 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg

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 L97:


Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 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.

Information for Patients


Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

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Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

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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)