ICD-10 Code L97.329

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left ankle with unspecified severity

Version 2020 Replaced Code Billable Code

Valid for Submission

L97.329 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of left ankle with unspecified severity. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10 code L97.329 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like inflammation of left ankle co-occurrent and due to varicose ulcer, ulcer of left ankle, ulcer of left ankle, ulcer of left ankle, ulcer of left ankle due to postphlebitic syndrome, ulcer of lower extremity due to postphlebitic syndrome, etc

ICD-10:L97.329
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left ankle with unsp severity
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left ankle with unspecified severity

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • L97.325 - Non-prs chr ulcer of l ankle with msl invl w/o evd of necr
  • L97.326 - Non-prs chr ulcer of l ankle with bone invl w/o evd of necr
  • L97.328 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left ankle with oth severity

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 L97.329 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Inflammation of left ankle co-occurrent and due to varicose ulcer
  • Ulcer of left ankle
  • Ulcer of left ankle
  • Ulcer of left ankle
  • Ulcer of left ankle due to postphlebitic syndrome
  • Ulcer of lower extremity due to postphlebitic syndrome
  • Varicose veins of left lower limb

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code L97.329 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 573 - SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC
  • 574 - SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC
  • 575 - SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert L97.329 to ICD-9

  • 707.13 - Ulcer of ankle (Approximate Flag)

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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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