Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R23.8

Other skin changes

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other skin changes
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue
      • Other skin changes

R23.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other skin changes. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Abdominal skin ptosis
  • Abnormal complexion
  • Abnormal epidermopoiesis
  • Abnormal foot color
  • Abnormal sebaceous gland activity
  • Abnormal skin pH
  • Absent sebaceous gland activity
  • Acute edema blisters
  • Age-related skin fragility
  • Application site blister
  • Application site irritation
  • Application site reaction
  • Application site reaction
  • Asymmetrical thigh creases
  • Auspitz's sign
  • Blanching of periwound skin
  • Blanching of skin
  • Blanching of skin
  • Blanching of skin of foot on elevation
  • Blister
  • Blister at injection site
  • Blister of periwound skin
  • Blister of skin
  • Blisters of multiple sites
  • Blue skin
  • Boggy periwound skin
  • Buttock crease asymmetrical
  • Chapped skin
  • Cold extremity
  • Cold extremity
  • Cold skin
  • Cold skin over lesion
  • Complexion changes
  • Complexion finding
  • Complexion finding
  • Conspicuous skin donor site
  • Contact sensitivity response - finding
  • Cool skin
  • Crust on skin
  • Crust on skin
  • Crusting of pigmented skin lesion
  • Cullen's sign positive
  • Cutis anserina
  • Cutis marmorata
  • Decreased epidermopoiesis
  • Decreased percutaneous penetration
  • Decreased sebaceous gland activity
  • Decreased skin pH
  • Decreased skin temperature
  • Decreased skin temperature
  • Decreased skin temperature
  • Decreased skin turgor
  • Decreased stratum corneum adhesiveness
  • Decreased stratum corneum water-binding capacity
  • Delayed healing of skin donor site
  • Delayed healing of surgical wound
  • Delayed healing of wound
  • Deposition of gunshot residue on skin caused by firearm
  • Different skin color in opposite limb
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Dry periwound skin
  • Dry skin of abdomen
  • Dusky discoloration of skin
  • Excess skin of abdominal wall
  • Excess skin of thigh
  • Finding of appearance of hand
  • Finding of color of foot
  • Finding of color of foot
  • Finding of consistency of skin
  • Finding of integrity of skin
  • Finding of measures of skin
  • Finding of measures of skin
  • Finding of measures of skin
  • Finding of skin healing
  • Finding of skin hygiene
  • Finding of skin hygiene
  • Finding of skin of abdominal wall
  • Finding of skin of abdominal wall
  • Finding of skin of abdominal wall
  • Finding of skin of abdominal wall
  • Finding of skin of abdominal wall
  • Foot dusky pink when dependent
  • Fragile skin
  • Full thickness skin and subcutaneous tissue loss
  • Full thickness skin loss
  • Granulation of tissue
  • Gray skin
  • Greasy skin
  • Greasy skin due to excessive secretion of sebum
  • Grey Turner's sign positive
  • Grimy, work-stained hands
  • Hair tuft in skin of sacral region
  • Hand print mark
  • Hard skin
  • Hot skin
  • Hot skin over lesion
  • Impaired skin integrity
  • Impaired tissue integrity
  • Impaired wound healing
  • Increased epidermopoiesis
  • Increased percutaneous penetration
  • Increased sebaceous gland activity
  • Increased skin pH
  • Increased skin temperature
  • Increased skin temperature
  • Increased skin temperature
  • Increased stratum corneum adhesiveness
  • Increased stratum corneum water-binding capacity
  • Infected blisters of multiple sites
  • Inflammation of periwound skin
  • Injection site indentation
  • Localized loss of body fat
  • Loose skin folds, abdominal wall
  • Loss of abdominal skin turgor
  • Loss of subcutaneous fat
  • Loss of subcutaneous fat overlying rib
  • Lower leg skin pigmentation
  • Macerated perianal skin
  • Macerated skin
  • Macule of skin
  • Moist periwound skin
  • Mottling
  • Mottling
  • Mottling of skin
  • Mucosal vesicle
  • Mucous membrane dryness
  • Mucous membrane hyperplasia
  • Named sign of skin
  • Nicotine staining of finger
  • Nikolsky sign
  • Nontraumatic blister of skin
  • Observation of appearance of stoma
  • Observation of skin surrounding stoma
  • Omega sign
  • Painful and cold upper limb
  • Papular reaction
  • Papule of skin
  • Partial thickness skin loss
  • Physiological cutis marmorata
  • Pigmentation of fingers
  • Pigmentation of skin or mucosa
  • Pigmentation of skin or mucosa
  • Piloerection
  • Pimple of skin
  • Pink skin
  • Puffiness of skin
  • Pus crust on skin
  • Redness of skin of face
  • Redness of skin over lesion
  • Rubbery subcutaneous tissue
  • Rupture of periwound skin
  • Sallow complexion
  • Scratch marks
  • Serous bulla of skin
  • Serum crust on skin
  • Shiny skin
  • Shiny skin over lesion
  • Shoe mark
  • Skin color poor
  • Skin constricture
  • Skin crease dirty
  • Skin deposits
  • Skin dimple
  • Skin dirty
  • Skin discharge
  • Skin drag
  • Skin elasticity - finding
  • Skin elasticity - finding
  • Skin elasticity - finding
  • Skin loss exposing bone
  • Skin loss exposing muscle
  • Skin loss exposing muscle or bone
  • Skin loss exposing muscle or bone
  • Skin marbling
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Skin reaction - finding
  • Skin reaction irritant
  • Skin reaction weak
  • Skin rolling
  • Skin surrounding stoma red
  • Staining of skin
  • Stemmer sign
  • Stemmer sign positive
  • Stippling of skin
  • Stretched abdominal wall skin
  • Stretched excess skin of face
  • Stretched skin
  • Surgical incision wound of skin
  • Thickened nails
  • Thickness of nail - finding
  • Toenail thickened
  • Uremic frost
  • Veraguth's folds
  • Vesicle of skin
  • Vesicular eruption
  • Vesicular skin eruptions of the temporal region
  • Warm skin
  • Warm skin over lesion
  • White discoloration of skin
  • Wickham striae
  • Yellow or jaundiced color
  • Yellow skin

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Skin Pigmentation

    coloration of the skin.
  • Blister

    visible accumulations of fluid within or beneath the epidermis.
  • Herpes Labialis

    herpes simplex, caused by type 1 virus, primarily spread by oral secretions and usually occurring as a concomitant of fever. it may also develop in the absence of fever or prior illness. it commonly involves the facial region, especially the lips and the nares. (dorland, 27th ed.)
  • Piloerection

    involuntary erection or bristling of hairs.
  • Skin Pigmentation

    the color of the skin as determined by the amount of melanin present.
  • Skin Pigmentation Disorder|Pigmentation Disorders

    a disorder of the skin characterized by loss or reduction of the skin color. it is caused by loss of melanocytes or abnormalities in melanin production.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert R23.8 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 782.9 - Integument tiss symp NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

Skin Conditions

What does your skin do?

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers the entire outside of your body. There are many ways that your skin protects your body and helps keep you healthy. For example, it:

  • Holds body fluids in, which helps prevent you from getting dehydrated
  • Keeps out harmful germs, which helps prevent infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Helps control your body temperature
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it
  • Shields your body against heat and light

What problems and conditions can affect your skin?

There are many different problems and conditions which can affect your skin. Some of them can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as itching, burning, redness, and rashes. They might also affect your appearance. Some of the more common skin conditions include:

  • Acne, which causes pimples when hair follicles under your skin get clogged up
  • Burns
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Dandruff, flaking of the skin on your scalp (the top of your head)
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis), which causes inflammation, redness, and irritation of the skin
  • Hives, which are red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin
  • Insect bites
  • Psoriasis, which causes itchy, scaly red patches
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections

How can I keep my skin healthy?

Since your skin protects your body in many ways, it's important to try to keep your skin healthy. For example, you can:

  • Wear the right protective equipment, like gloves, long sleeves, knee and elbow pads, or helmets to protect against cuts, bumps and scrapes.
  • If you do get a cut or scrape, clean it right away with soap and warm water. Put on a bandage to protect it while it heals.
  • When you are spending time outdoors, wear long sleeves and pants and use insect repellant to prevent insect bites.
  • Prevent sunburn by covering up and using sunscreen when outdoors.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • When you take a shower or bath, use warm (not hot) water. Use mild cleansers and wash gently (don't scrub).
  • Use moisturizers, like lotions, creams, or ointments, to prevent dry skin.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.