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ICD-10-CM Code L44.1
Lichen nitidus

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

L44.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of lichen nitidus. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L441 is used to code Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by 1–2 mm, discrete and uniform, shiny, flat-topped, pale flesh-colored or reddish-brown papules that may appear as hypopigmented against dark skin. Occasionally, minimal scaling is present or can be induced by rubbing the surface of the papules. The disease usually affects children and young adults and is painless and usually nonpruritic, although protracted itching may occur in some cases. It is sometimes referred to by dermatologists as "mini lichen planus".

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D017513
ICD 9 Code: 697.1
Source: Wikipedia

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 'L44.1 - Lichen nitidus'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L44.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Pinkus' disease(lichen nitidus) (L44.1)


Lichen nitidus (exact match)

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 697.1 was previously used, L44.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: L44 - Other papulosquamous disorders

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