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ICD-10-CM Code L81.9
Disorder of pigmentation, 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

L81.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of disorder of pigmentation, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code L819 is used to code Carotenosis

Carotenemia or carotenaemia (xanthaemia) is the presence of the orange pigment carotene in the blood from excessive intake of carrots or other vegetables containing the pigment resulting in increased serum carotenoids.:540:681 Carotenoids are lipid-soluble compounds that include alpha- and beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. The primary serum carotenoids are beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein. Serum levels of carotenoids vary between region, ethnicity, and sex in the healthy population. All are absorbed by passive diffusion from the gastrointestinal tract and are then partially metabolized in the intestinal mucosa and liver to vitamin A. From there they are transported in the plasma into the peripheral tissues. Carotenoids are eliminated via sweat, sebum, urine, and gastrointestinal secretions. Carotenoids contribute to normal-appearing human skin color and are a significant component of physiologic ultraviolet photoprotection.

MeSH Codes: ,
ICD 9 Codes: 709.00, 709.0
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
  • DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L81.9 - Disorder of pigmentation, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L81.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Pigmentation(abnormal) (anomaly) (L81.9)
Dyschromia(skin) (L81.9)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Dyschromia, unspecified (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 709.00 was previously used, L81.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: L81 - Other disorders of pigmentation

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