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ICD-10-CM Code L01.0

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code L01.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of L01.0 that describes the diagnosis 'impetigo' in more detail.

The ICD code L01 is used to code Impetigo

Impetigo is a contagious bacterial skin infection most common among preschool children. People who play close contact sports, such as wrestling are also susceptible, regardless of age. Antibiotic creams or pills are often used as a remedy.

Specialty: Dermatology, Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D007169
ICD 9 Code: 684

A severe case of facial impetigo

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L01.0 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.
Impetigo contagiosa
Impetigo vulgaris

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for causative agent code

Parent Code: L01 - Impetigo

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