ICD-10-CM Code L98.499

Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with unspecified severity

Version 2020 Replaced Code Billable Code

Valid for Submission

L98.499 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with unspecified severity. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code L98.499 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like application site ulcer, bcg ulcer, chronic trophic ulcer of skin, chronic ulcer of skin, chronic ulcer of skin due to type 1 diabetes mellitus, chronic ulcer of skin of left ear, etc

ICD-10:L98.499
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of sites w unsp severity
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with unspecified severity

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 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, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • L98.495 - Non-prs chr ulc skin/ oth site with msl invl w/o evd of necr
  • L98.496 - Non-prs chr ulc skin/ oth site with bne invl w/o evd of necr
  • L98.498 - Non-prs chronic ulcer skin/ other sites 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 L98.499 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Application site ulcer
  • BCG ulcer
  • Chronic trophic ulcer of skin
  • Chronic ulcer of skin
  • Chronic ulcer of skin due to type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic ulcer of skin of left ear
  • Chronic ulcer of skin of right ear
  • Cratered ulcer
  • Cutaneous complication of BCG immunization
  • Cutaneous streptococcal ulcer
  • Cutaneous ulceration due to cytotoxic therapy
  • Dermatosis secondary to peripheral nerve disorder
  • Desert sore
  • Diabetic skin ulcer
  • Diabetic skin ulcer
  • Discharge from skin ulcer
  • Finger ulcer
  • Generalized aphthosis
  • Hypertensive ischemic ulcer
  • Infected ulcer of skin
  • Infection due to Mycobacterium bovis
  • Injection site ulcer
  • Ischemic ulcer
  • Ischemic ulcer of skin
  • Lesion of skin of left ear
  • Lesion of skin of right ear
  • Methotrexate skin ulceration
  • Mucocutaneous ulcer
  • Neuropathic ulcer
  • O/E - skin ulcer present
  • O/E - trophic changes
  • O/E - trophic skin ulceration
  • pT1: Melanoma 1.0 mm or less in thickness, with or without ulceration
  • pT1b: Melanoma 1.0 mm or less in thickness and level IV or V or with ulceration
  • pT2: Melanoma 1.01 to 2.0 mm in thickness, with or without ulceration
  • pT2b: Melanoma 1.01 to 2.0 mm in thickness, with ulceration
  • pT3: Melanoma 2.01 to 4.0 mm in thickness, with or without ulceration
  • pT3b: Melanoma 2.01 to 4.0 mm in thickness, with ulceration
  • pT4: Melanoma greater than 4.0 mm in thickness, with or without ulceration
  • pT4b: Melanoma greater than 4.0 mm in thickness, with ulceration
  • Radionecrosis of skin
  • Skin damage resulting from acquired nerve disorder
  • Skin discharge
  • Skin ulcer
  • Skin ulcer due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Skin ulcer swab taken
  • Skin ulcer with punched out edge
  • Superficial ulcer of skin
  • Syphilitic punched out ulcer
  • Tropical phagedenic ulcer
  • Tropical phagedenic ulcer
  • Ulcer due to Treponema vincentii
  • Ulcer of limb due to chronic venous insufficiency
  • Ulcer of skin caused by chromium
  • Ulcer of skin caused by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Ulcer of skin of face
  • Ulcer of skin or mucosa
  • Ulceration of skin due to therapeutic ionizing radiation
  • Ulceration of umbilical cord and atresia of intestine syndrome
  • Ulcerative cytomegalovirus lesion
  • Vesiculoerosive lesion

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code L98.499 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 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

Convert L98.499 to ICD-9

  • 707.8 - Chronic skin ulcer NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Oth disorders of skin, subcu, not elsewhere classified (L98)

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

Information for Patients


Skin Conditions

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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