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ICD-10-CM Code L50.1
Idiopathic urticaria

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

L50.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of idiopathic urticaria. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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

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 'L50.1 - Idiopathic urticaria'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L50.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Idiopathic urticaria (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 708.1 was previously used, L50.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: L50 - Urticaria

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/L501