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ICD-10-CM Code L21.9
Seborrheic dermatitis, unspecified

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

L21.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of seborrheic dermatitis, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D004485
ICD 9 Code: 692

A moderate case of dermatitis of the hands

Coding Notes for L21.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Seborrhea NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L21.9 - Seborrheic dermatitis, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L21.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Seborrhea, seborrheic (L21.9)
Seborrhea, seborrheic (L21.9) +

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Seborrheic dermatitis, unspecified (approximate match)
Seborrhea (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 L21.9 and a single ICD9 code, 706.3 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: L21 - Seborrheic dermatitis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/L219