ICD-10-CM Code L51.9
Erythema multiforme, unspecified
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
L51.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of erythema multiforme, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code L51 is used to code Erythema
Erythema (from the Greek erythros, meaning red) is redness of the skin or mucous membranes, caused by hyperemia of superficial capillaries. It occurs with any skin injury, infection, or inflammation. Examples of erythema not associated with pathology include nervous blushes.
|ICD 9 Code:||695|
Characteristic "bull's eye" rash (erythema migrans) of early Lyme disease
Coding Notes for L51.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Erythema iris
- Erythema multiforme major NOS
- Erythema multiforme minor NOS
- Herpes iris
- DRG Group #595-596 - Major skin disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #595-596 - Major skin disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Erythema multiforme-induced ulceration of lips (disorder)
- Erythema iris (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L51.9 - Erythema multiforme, unspecified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L51.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 L51.9 and a single ICD9 code, 695.10 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.