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ICD-10-CM Code L22
Diaper dermatitis

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

L22 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of diaper dermatitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code L22 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 L22 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.
Diaper erythema
Diaper rash
Psoriasiform diaper rash

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
  • DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Perianal dermatitis of newborn (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L22 - Diaper dermatitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L22. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Napkin rash (L22)
Jacquet's dermatitis(diaper dermatitis) (L22)
Diaper rash (L22)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Diaper or napkin rash (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 691.0 was previously used, L22 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/L22