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ICD-10-CM Code L53
Other erythematous conditions

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 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.

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.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D004890
ICD 9 Code: 695

Characteristic "bull's eye" rash (erythema migrans) of early Lyme disease

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L53 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."
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

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