ICD-10-CM Code L53
Other erythematous conditions
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code L53 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of L53 that describes the diagnosis 'other erythematous conditions' in more detail.
- L53 Other erythematous conditions NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code L53 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 L53 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Erythema ab igne - instead, use code L59.0
- Erythema due to external agents in contact with skin - instead, use Section L23-L25
- Erythema intertrigo - instead, use code L30.4
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L53 - Other erythematous conditions'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L53. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.