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ICD-10-CM Code L55.2
Sunburn of third degree

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

L55.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of sunburn of third degree. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code L55 is used to code Sunburn

Sunburn is a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue, such as skin, that results from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun. Common symptoms in humans and other animals include red or reddish skin that is hot to the touch, pain, general fatigue, and mild dizziness. An excess of UV radiation can be life-threatening in extreme cases. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV radiation will often produce a suntan.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D013471
ICD 9 Code: 692.71

A sunburnt back that was partially protected by a bathing suit top.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Sunburn of third degree (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L55.2 - Sunburn of third degree'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L55.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Sunburn of third degree (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 692.77 was previously used, L55.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: L55 - Sunburn

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