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ICD-10-CM Code L28.0
Lichen simplex chronicus

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

L28.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of lichen simplex chronicus. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L280 is used to code Lichen simplex chronicus

Lichen simplex chronicus (also known as "Neurodermatitis") is a skin disorder characterized by chronic itching and scratching.:58 The constant scratching causes thick, leathery, brownish skin.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D009450
ICD 9 Code: 698.3

Micrograph of lichen simplex chronicus. H&E stain.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L28.0 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.
Circumscribed neurodermatitis
Lichen 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 'L28.0 - Lichen simplex chronicus'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L28.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Vidal's disease (L28.0)
Neurodermatitis(circumscribed) (circumscripta) (local) (L28.0)
Lichen (L28.0)
Lichenification (L28.0)


Lichenification and lichen simplex chronicus (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 L28.0 and a single ICD9 code, 698.3 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: L28 - Lichen simplex chronicus and prurigo

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