2021 ICD-10-CM Code L97.919

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of right lower leg with unspecified severity

Version 2021
Replaced Code
Billable Code
Unspecified Code
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

L97.919 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of right lower leg with unspecified severity. The code L97.919 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code L97.919 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like edema of right lower leg, inflammation of right lower leg co-occurrent and due to varicose ulcer, inflammation of skin of right lower leg co-occurrent and due to varicose ulcer, o/e - right chronic diabetic foot ulcer, o/e - right diabetic foot - ulcerated , stasis dermatitis, etc.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like L97.919 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.

ICD-10:L97.919
Short Description:Non-prs chronic ulc unsp prt of r low leg w unsp severity
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of right lower leg with unspecified severity

Code Classification

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 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, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).


  • L97.915 - Non-prs chr ulc unsp prt r lw leg w msl invl w/o evd of necr
  • L97.915 - Non-prs chr ulc unsp prt r lw leg w msl invl w/o evd of necr
  • L97.916 - Non-prs chr ulc unsp prt r lw leg w bne invl w/o evd of necr
  • L97.916 - Non-prs chr ulc unsp prt r lw leg w bne invl w/o evd of necr
  • L97.918 - Non-prs chronic ulc unsp prt of r low leg with oth severity
  • L97.918 - Non-prs chronic ulc unsp prt of r low leg 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 L97.919 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert L97.919 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L97.919 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.

Information for Patients


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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)