ICD-10-CM Code L29.0
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
L29.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pruritus ani. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code L290 is used to code Pruritus ani
Pruritus ani (also known as anusitis) is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, causing the desire to scratch. The intensity of anal itching increases from moisture, pressure, and rubbing caused by clothing and sitting. At worst, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is accompanied by burning and soreness. It is estimated that up to 5% of the population of the United States experiences this type of discomfort daily.
|ICD 9 Code:||698.0|
- 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 'L29.0 - Pruritus ani'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L29.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 698.0 was previously used, L29.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.