2021 ICD-10-CM Code L97.4

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of heel and midfoot

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

L97.4 is a "header" nonspecific 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 heel and midfoot. The code 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:L97.4
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of heel and midfoot
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of heel and midfoot

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of heel and midfoot

Header codes like L97.4 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 heel and midfoot:

  • L97.40 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot
  • L97.401 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot limited to breakdown of skin
  • L97.402 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with fat layer exposed
  • L97.403 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with necrosis of muscle
  • L97.404 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with necrosis of bone
  • L97.405 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.406 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.408 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with other specified severity
  • L97.409 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with unspecified severity
  • L97.41 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot
  • L97.411 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot limited to breakdown of skin
  • L97.412 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot with fat layer exposed
  • L97.413 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot with necrosis of muscle
  • L97.414 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot with necrosis of bone
  • L97.415 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.416 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.418 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot with other specified severity
  • L97.419 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of right heel and midfoot with unspecified severity
  • L97.42 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot
  • L97.421 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot limited to breakdown of skin
  • L97.422 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot with fat layer exposed
  • L97.423 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot with necrosis of muscle
  • L97.424 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot with necrosis of bone
  • L97.425 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.426 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.428 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot with other specified severity
  • L97.429 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left heel and midfoot with unspecified severity

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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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)