2021 ICD-10-CM Code L97.405

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:L97.405
Short Description:Non-prs chr ulc unsp heel/midft w msl invl w/o evd of necr
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis

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)

L97.405 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified heel and midfoot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis. The code L97.405 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 L97.405 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 L97.405 are found in the index:

Replacement Code

L97405 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Convert L97.405 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L97.405 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.

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