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ICD-10-CM Code L12.1
Cicatricial pemphigoid

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

L12.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cicatricial pemphigoid. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L121 is used to code Cicatricial pemphigoid

Cicatricial pemphigoid (also known as "Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid", "MMP", "Benign mucosal pemphigoid," "Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid," "Ocular pemphigus," and "Scarring pemphigoid") is a rare chronic autoimmune subepithelial blistering disease characterized by erosive skin lesions of the mucous membranes and skin that results in scarring of at least some sites of involvement.:581

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D010390
ICD 9 Code: 694.6
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L12.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #595-596 - Major skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #595-596 - Major skin disorders without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Drug-induced cicatricial pemphigoid (disorder)
  • Oral cicatricial pemphigoid (disorder)
  • Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L12.1 - Cicatricial pemphigoid'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L12.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid without mention of ocular involvement (approximate match)
Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid with ocular involvement (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code L12.1 and a single ICD9 code, 694.61 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: L12 - Pemphigoid

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