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ICD-10-CM Code L65.9
Nonscarring hair loss, unspecified

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

L65.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of nonscarring hair loss, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code L659 is used to code Hair loss

Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from the head or body. Baldness can refer to general hair loss or male pattern hair loss.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D000505
ICD 9 Code: 704.09

Hair loss in a 33-year-old man.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L65.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Alopecia NOS

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

  • Alopecia seborrheica (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L65.9 - Nonscarring hair loss, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L65.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Alopecia(hereditaria) (seborrheica) (L65.9)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Alopecia, unspecified (approximate match)

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 L65.9 and a single ICD9 code, 704.00 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: L65 - Other nonscarring hair loss

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