ICD-10-CM Code L81.8
Other specified disorders of pigmentation
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
L81.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified disorders of pigmentation. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code L818 is used to code Argyria
Argyria or argyrosis (from Ancient Greek: ἄργυρος argyros silver) is a condition caused by inappropriate exposure to chemical compounds of the element silver, or to silver dust. The most dramatic symptom of argyria is that the skin turns blue or bluish-grey. It may take the form of generalized argyria or local argyria. Generalized argyria affects large areas over much of the visible surface of the body. Local argyria shows in limited regions of the body, such as patches of skin, parts of the mucous membrane or the conjunctiva.
|ICD 9 Code:||985.8|
Generalized argyria in a 92-year-old male.
Coding Notes for L81.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Iron pigmentation
- Tattoo pigmentation
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
- DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Nevoid acquired lentiginosis (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L81.8 - Other specified disorders of pigmentation'
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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 L81.8 and a single ICD9 code, 709.09 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.