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ICD-10-CM Code L03.12
Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb

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 L03.12 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of L03.12 that describes the diagnosis 'acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb' in more detail.

The ICD code L03 is used to code Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection involving the inner layers of the skin. It specifically affects the dermis and subcutaneous fat. Signs and symptoms include an area of redness which increases in size over a couple of days. The borders of the area of redness are generally not sharp and the skin may be swollen. While the redness often turns white when pressure is applied this is not always the case. The area of infection is usually painful. Lymphatic vessels may occasionally be involved, and the person may have a fever and feel tired.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D002481
ICD 9 Code: 682.9

Skin cellulitis

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L03.12 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."
Acute lymphangitis of fingers - instead, use code L03.2-
Acute lymphangitis of toes - instead, use code L03.04-
Acute lymphangitis of groin - instead, use code L03.324

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L03.12 - Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L03.12. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: L03.1 - Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb

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