ICD-10-CM Code L82
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 L82 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of L82 that describes the diagnosis 'seborrheic keratosis' in more detail.
The ICD code L82 is used to code Dermatosis papulosa nigra
Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) is a condition of many small, benign skin lesions on the face, a condition generally presenting on dark-skinned individuals.:638–9 DPN is extremely common, affecting up to 30% of Black people in the US. From a histological perspective, DPN resembles seborrheic keratoses. The condition may be cosmetically undesirable to some patients.
|ICD 9 Code:||709.8|
Coding Notes for L82 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Dermatosis papulosa nigra
- Leser-Trélat disease
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."
- Seborrheic dermatitis - instead, use code L21.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L82 - Seborrheic keratosis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L82. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.