ICD-10-CM Code L66.9
Cicatricial alopecia, unspecified
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
L66.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cicatricial alopecia, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code L669 is used to code Cicatricial alopecia
Cicatricial alopecia, also known as scarring alopecia, is a diverse group of rare disorders that destroy the hair follicle, replace it with scar tissue, and cause permanent hair loss. A variety of distributions are possible. In some cases, hair loss is gradual, without symptoms, and is unnoticed for long periods. In other cases, hair loss is associated with severe itching, burning and pain and is rapidly progressive. The inflammation that destroys the follicle is below the skin surface and there is usually no "scar" seen on the scalp. Affected areas of the scalp may show little signs of inflammation, or have redness, scaling, increased or decreased pigmentation, pustules, or draining sinuses. Cicatricial alopecia occurs in otherwise healthy men and women of all ages and is seen worldwide.
|ICD 9 Code:||704.09|
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L66.9 - Cicatricial alopecia, unspecified'
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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 L66.9 and a single ICD9 code, 704.09 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.