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ICD-10-CM Code L27
Dermatitis due to substances taken internally

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code L27 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of L27 that describes the diagnosis 'dermatitis due to substances taken internally' in more detail.


The ICD code L27 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 L27 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Allergy NOS - instead, use code T78.40
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."
Adverse food reaction, except dermatitis (T78.0-T78.1) - instead, use code T78.0-
Contact dermatitis - instead, use Section L23-L25
Drug photoallergic response - instead, use code L56.1
Drug phototoxic response - instead, use code L56.0
Urticaria - instead, use code L50.-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L27 - Dermatitis due to substances taken internally'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L27. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


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