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ICD-10-CM Code L24.9
Irritant contact dermatitis, unspecified cause

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

L24.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of irritant contact dermatitis, unspecified cause. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code L24 is used to code Hand eczema

Hand eczema presents on the palms and soles, and may sometimes be difficult or impossible to differentiate from atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and psoriasis, which also commonly involve the hands.:78 Even a biopsy of all these conditions may not result in a definitive diagnosis, as all three conditions may demonstrate spongiosis and crusting on the hands.:78

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Codes: , D017453
ICD 9 Codes: , 692
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L24.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Irritant contact eczema NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

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

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L24.9 - Irritant contact dermatitis, unspecified cause'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L24.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Contact dermatitis and other eczema, unspecified cause (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 L24.9 and a single ICD9 code, 692.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: L24 - Irritant contact dermatitis

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