Valid for Submission
L97.106 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified thigh with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis. The code L97.106 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like L97.106 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 L97.106 are found in the index:
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
L97106 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert L97.106 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L97.106 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.