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ICD-10-CM Code L23.6
Allergic contact dermatitis due to food in contact with the skin

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

L23.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis due to food in contact with the skin. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code L23 is used to code Allergic contact dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a forms of contact dermatitis that is the manifestation of an allergic response caused by contact with a substance, the other type being irritant contact dermatitis (ICD).

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D017449
ICD 9 Code: 691.8

Illustration of allergic contact dermatitis

Coding Notes for L23.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-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."
Dermatitis due to ingested food - instead, use code L27.2

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 'L23.6 - Allergic contact dermatitis due to food in contact with the skin'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L23.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to food in contact with skin (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 L23.6 and a single ICD9 code, 692.5 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: L23 - Allergic contact dermatitis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/L236