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ICD-10-CM Code L04
Acute lymphadenitis

NON-BILLABLE
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 L04 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of L04 that describes the diagnosis 'acute lymphadenitis' in more detail.


The ICD code L04 is used to code Lymphadenopathy

Lymphadenopathy or lymphadenitis refers to lymph nodes which are abnormal in size, number or consistency and is often used as a synonym for swollen or enlarged lymph nodes. Common causes of lymphadenopathy are infection, autoimmune disease, or malignancy.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D008206, D008206, D008206, D008206, D008206
ICD 9 Codes: 289.1, 289.2, 289.3, 683, 785.6

Neck lymphadenopathy associated with infectious mononucleosis

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L04 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Abscess (acute) of lymph nodes, except mesenteric
Acute lymphadenitis, except mesenteric
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Chronic or subacute lymphadenitis, except mesenteric - instead, use code I88.1
Enlarged lymph nodes - instead, use code R59.-
Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease resulting in generalized lymphadenopathy - instead, use Section B20
Lymphadenitis NOS - instead, use code I88.9
Nonspecific mesenteric lymphadenitis - instead, use code I88.0

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