ICD-10-CM Code L56.8
Other specified acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
L56.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code L568 is used to code Actinic cheilitis
Actinic cheilitis (abbreviated to AC, also termed actinic cheilosis, actinic keratosis of lip, solar cheilosis, sailor's lip, farmer's lip), is cheilitis (lip inflammation) caused by long term sunlight exposure. Essentially it is a burn, and a variant of actinic keratosis which occurs on the lip. It is a premalignant condition, as it can develop into squamous cell carcinoma (a type of mouth cancer).
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|ICD 9 Codes:||692.72, 692.74, 692.82|
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Familial actinic prurigo of lip (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L56.8 - Other specified acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation'
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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 L56.8 and a single ICD9 code, 692.79 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.