Valid for Submission
L98.7 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of excessive and redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue. The code L98.7 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 L98.7 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like excess skin of arm or excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue.
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 L98.7:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Loose or sagging skin following bariatric surgery weight loss
- Loose or sagging skin following dietary weight loss
- Loose or sagging skin, NOS
Type 2 ExcludesType 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
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 L98.7 are found in the index:
- - Loose - See Also: condition;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Excess skin of arm
- Excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
L987 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert L98.7 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L98.7 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.