ICD-10-CM Code L20.8
Other atopic dermatitis
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code L20.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of L20.8 that describes the diagnosis 'other atopic dermatitis' in more detail.
- L20.8 Other atopic dermatitis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code L20 is used to code Atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as atopic eczema, is a type of inflammation of the skin (dermatitis). It results in itchy, red, swollen, and cracked skin. Clear fluid may come from the affected areas, which often thicken over time. It typically starts in childhood with changing severity over the years. In children under one year of age much of the body may be affected. As they get older the back of the knees and front of the elbows are the most common area for the rash. In adults the hands and feet are most affected. Scratching worsens symptoms and affected people have an increased risk of skin infections. Many people with atopic dermatitis develop hay fever or asthma.
|ICD 9 Code:||691.8|
Atopic dermatitis of the inside crease of the elbow.
Coding Notes for L20.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-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."
- Circumscribed neurodermatitis - instead, use code L28.0
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Brocq's neurodermatitis (disorder)
- Atopy as co-factor in hand eczema (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L20.8 - Other atopic dermatitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L20.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.