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ICD-10-CM Code L50

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code L50 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of L50 that describes the diagnosis 'urticaria' in more detail.

The ICD code L50 is used to code Urticaria

Urticaria (from the Latin urtica, "nettle" from urere, "to burn"), commonly referred to as hives, is a kind of skin rash notable for pale red, raised, itchy bumps. Hives may cause a burning or stinging sensation. They are frequently caused by allergic reactions; however, there are many nonallergic causes. Most cases of hives lasting less than six weeks (acute urticaria) are the result of an allergic trigger. Chronic urticaria (hives lasting longer than six weeks) is rarely due to an allergy.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D014581
ICD 9 Code: 708

Urticaria on the arm

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L50 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Allergic contact dermatitis - instead, use code L23.-
Angioneurotic edema - instead, use code T78.3
Giant urticaria - instead, use code T78.3
Hereditary angio-edema - instead, use code D84.1
Quincke's edema - instead, use code T78.3
Serum urticaria - instead, use code T80.6-
Solar urticaria - instead, use code L56.3
Urticaria neonatorum - instead, use code P83.8
Urticaria papulosa - instead, use code L28.2
Urticaria pigmentosa - instead, use code Q82.2

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