Q81 - Epidermolysis bullosa

Version 2023
Short Description:Epidermolysis bullosa
Long Description:Epidermolysis bullosa
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Other congenital malformations (Q80-Q89)
      • Epidermolysis bullosa (Q81)

Q81 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of epidermolysis bullosa. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Epidermolysis bullosa

Non-specific codes like Q81 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 epidermolysis bullosa:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.0 for Epidermolysis bullosa simplex
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.1 for Epidermolysis bullosa letalis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.2 for Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.8 for Other epidermolysis bullosa
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.9 for Epidermolysis bullosa, unspecified

Patient Education

Skin Conditions

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

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.

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Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of rare diseases that cause fragile skin that leads to blistering and tearing.
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