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ICD-10-CM Code K14.3
Hypertrophy of tongue papillae

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

K14.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of hypertrophy of tongue papillae. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code K143 is used to code Black hairy tongue

Black hairy tongue (BHT, also termed lingua villosa nigra) refers to a condition of the tongue where the filiform papillae elongate with black or brown discoloration, giving a black and hairy appearance. The appearance may be alarming, but it is a harmless condition. Predisposing factors include smoking, xerostomia (dry mouth), soft diet, poor oral hygiene and certain medications. Management is by improving oral hygiene, especially scraping or brushing the tongue.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
ICD 9 Code: 529.3

A picture of black hairy tongue.

Coding Notes for K14.3 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.
Black hairy tongue
Coated tongue
Hypertrophy of foliate papillae
Lingua villosa nigra

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.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K14.3 - Hypertrophy of tongue papillae'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K14.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Hairy black tongue (K14.3)
Glossophytia (K14.3)
Glossotrichia (K14.3)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Hypertrophy of tongue papillae (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 529.3 was previously used, K14.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: K14 - Diseases of tongue

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/K143