ICD-10-CM Code L97.5

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of foot

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

L97.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of foot. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:L97.5
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of foot
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of foot

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • L97.50 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot
  • L97.501 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot limited to breakdown of skin
  • L97.502 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with fat layer exposed
  • L97.503 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with necrosis of muscle
  • L97.504 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with necrosis of bone
  • L97.505 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.506 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.508 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with other specified severity
  • L97.509 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with unspecified severity
  • L97.51 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot
  • L97.511 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot limited to breakdown of skin
  • L97.512 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot with fat layer exposed
  • L97.513 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot with necrosis of muscle
  • L97.514 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot with necrosis of bone
  • L97.515 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.516 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.518 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot with other specified severity
  • L97.519 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of right foot with unspecified severity
  • L97.52 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot
  • L97.521 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot limited to breakdown of skin
  • L97.522 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot with fat layer exposed
  • L97.523 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot with necrosis of muscle
  • L97.524 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot with necrosis of bone
  • L97.525 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.526 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.528 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot with other specified severity
  • L97.529 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of left foot with unspecified severity

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code L97.5:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Non-pressure chronic ulcer of toe

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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