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ICD-10-CM Code K14.1
Geographic tongue

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K14.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of geographic tongue. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code K141 is used to code Geographic tongue

Geographic tongue, also known by several other terms,[note 1] is an inflammatory condition of the mucous membrane of the tongue, usually on the dorsal surface. It is a common condition, affecting approximately 2–3% of the general population. It is characterized by areas of smooth, red depapillation (loss of lingual papillae) which migrate over time. The name comes from the map-like appearance of the tongue, with the patches resembling the islands of an archipelago. The cause is unknown, but the condition is entirely benign (importantly, it does not represent oral cancer), and there is no curative treatment. Uncommonly, geographic tongue may cause a burning sensation on the tongue, for which various treatments have been described with little formal evidence of efficacy.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D005929
ICD 9 Code: 529.1

Coding Notes for K14.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Benign migratory glossitis
Glossitis areata exfoliativa

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #157-159 - Dental and oral diseases with MCC.
  • DRG Group #157-159 - Dental and oral diseases with CC.
  • DRG Group #157-159 - Dental and oral diseases without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K14.1 - Geographic tongue'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K14.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Geographic tongue (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 529.1 was previously used, K14.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: K14 - Diseases of tongue

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/K141