ICD-10-CM Code L21
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 L21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of L21 that describes the diagnosis 'seborrheic dermatitis' in more detail.
- L21 Seborrheic dermatitis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code L21 is used to code Dermatitis
Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by itchy, erythematous, vesicular, weeping, and crusting patches. The term eczema is also commonly used to describe atopic dermatitis also known as atopic eczema. In some languages, dermatitis and eczema are synonyms, while in other languages dermatitis implies an acute condition and eczema a chronic one.
|ICD 9 Code:||692|
A moderate case of dermatitis of the hands
Coding Notes for L21 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."
- Infective dermatitis - instead, use code L30.3
- Seborrheic keratosis - instead, use code L82.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L21 - Seborrheic dermatitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L21. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.