ICD-10-CM Code L43
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code L43 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of L43 that describes the diagnosis 'lichen planus' in more detail.
- L43 Lichen planus NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code L43 is used to code Lichen planus
Lichen planus (LP) is a disease of the skin and/or mucous membranes that resembles lichen. The cause is unknown, but it is thought to be the result of an autoimmune process with an unknown initial trigger. There is no cure, but many different medications and procedures have been used to control the symptoms.
|MeSH Codes:||D008010, D017676|
|ICD 9 Codes:||697.0, 697.0|
Lichen planus affecting the shins.
Coding Notes for L43 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Lichen planopilaris - instead, use code L66.1
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L43 - Lichen planus'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L43. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.