ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L97.915

Non-prs chr ulc unsp prt r lw leg w msl invl w/o evd of necr

Diagnosis Code L97.915

ICD-10: L97.915
Short Description: Non-prs chr ulc unsp prt r lw leg w msl invl w/o evd of necr
Long Description: Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of right lower leg with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L97.915

Valid for Submission
The code L97.915 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L97.915 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 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
  • 576 - SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC
  • 577 - SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC
  • 578 - SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 707.10 - Ulcer of lower limb NOS (Approximate Flag)

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L97.915 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Replacement Code
This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • L97.919 - Non-prs chronic ulc unsp prt of r low leg w unsp severity


ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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