L97.22 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf

Version 2023
ICD-10:L97.22
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

L97.22 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 left calf

Non-specific codes like L97.22 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 left calf:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.221 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf limited to breakdown of skin
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.222 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with fat layer exposed
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.223 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with necrosis of muscle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.224 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with necrosis of bone
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.225 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.226 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.228 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with other specified severity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.229 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with unspecified severity

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