ICD-10-CM Code L81
Other disorders of pigmentation
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code L81 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of L81 that describes the diagnosis 'other disorders of pigmentation' in more detail.
- L81 Other disorders of pigmentation NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code L81 is used to code Pigmentation disorder
Pigmentation disorders are disturbances of human skin color, either loss or reduction, which may be related to loss of melanocytes or the inability of melanocytes to produce melanin or transport melanosomes correctly.
|ICD 9 Code:||709.01|
Coding Notes for L81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Birthmark NOS - instead, use code Q82.5
- Peutz-Jeghers syndrome - instead, use code Q85.8
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Nevus - see Alphabetical Index
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L81 - Other disorders of pigmentation'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.