2021 ICD-10-CM Code L97.92

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

L97.92 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 unspecified part of left lower leg. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like L97.92 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:L97.92
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unsp part of left lower leg
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unsp part of left lower leg

Header codes like L97.92 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 unsp part of left lower leg:

  • L97.921 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg limited to breakdown of skin
  • L97.922 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg with fat layer exposed
  • L97.923 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg with necrosis of muscle
  • L97.924 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg with necrosis of bone
  • L97.925 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.926 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • L97.928 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg with other specified severity
  • L97.929 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg with unspecified severity

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)