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ICD-10-CM Code L43.3
Subacute (active) lichen planus

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

L43.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of subacute (active) lichen planus. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Codes: D008010, D017676
ICD 9 Codes: 697.0, 697.0

Lichen planus affecting the shins.

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Coding Notes for L43.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Lichen planus tropicus

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 'L43.3 - Subacute (active) lichen planus'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L43.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Lichen planus (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 L43.3 and a single ICD9 code, 697.0 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: L43 - Lichen planus

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