2021 ICD-10-CM Code L97.1

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of thigh

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L97.1 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 thigh. 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:L97.1
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of thigh
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of thigh

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of thigh

Non-specific codes like L97.1 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 thigh:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.10 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.101 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh limited to breakdown of skin
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.102 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh with fat layer exposed
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.103 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh with necrosis of muscle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.104 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh with necrosis of bone
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.105 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.106 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.108 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh with other specified severity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.109 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh with unspecified severity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.11 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.111 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh limited to breakdown of skin
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.112 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh with fat layer exposed
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.113 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh with necrosis of muscle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.114 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh with necrosis of bone
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.115 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.116 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.118 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh with other specified severity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.119 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right thigh with unspecified severity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L97.12 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.121 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh limited to breakdown of skin
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.122 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh with fat layer exposed
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.123 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh with necrosis of muscle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.124 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh with necrosis of bone
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.125 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.126 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.128 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh with other specified severity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.129 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left thigh with unspecified severity

Information for Patients


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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)