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ICD-10-CM Code L02.0
Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of face

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 L02.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of L02.0 that describes the diagnosis 'cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of face' in more detail.

The ICD code L02 is used to code Boil

A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue. Boils which are expanded are basically pus-filled nodules. Individual boils clustered together are called carbuncles. Most human infections are caused by coagulase-positive S. aureus strains, notable for the bacteria's ability to produce coagulase, an enzyme that can clot blood. Almost any organ system can be infected by S. aureus.

Specialty: General Surgery
MeSH Code: D005667
ICD 9 Code: 680.9


Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L02.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Abscess of ear, external - instead, use code H60.0
Abscess of eyelid - instead, use code H00.0
Abscess of head [any part, except face] - instead, use code L02.8
Abscess of lacrimal gland - instead, use code H04.0
Abscess of lacrimal passages - instead, use code H04.3
Abscess of mouth - instead, use code K12.2
Abscess of nose - instead, use code J34.0
Abscess of orbit - instead, use code H05.0
Submandibular abscess - instead, use code K12.2

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Cellulitis and abscess of nose (external) (disorder)

Parent Code: L02 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle

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