ICD-10-CM Code L28.0
Lichen simplex chronicus
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
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.
|ICD 9 Code:||698.3|
Micrograph of lichen simplex chronicus. H&E stain.
Coding Notes for L28.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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
- 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.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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.