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ICD-10-CM Code L83
Acanthosis nigricans

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

L83 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acanthosis nigricans. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L83 is used to code Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans is a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation of the skin. It is usually found in body folds, such as the posterior and lateral folds of the neck, the armpits, groin, navel, forehead, and other areas.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D000052
ICD 9 Code: 701.2

Acanthosis nigricans on axilla

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L83 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis

MS-DRG Mapping

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

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Drug-induced acanthosis nigricans (disorder)
  • Confluent AND reticulate papillomatosis (disorder)
  • Extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism AND autoantibodies to the insulin receptors (disorder)
  • Extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism AND abnormal insulin receptors (disorder)
  • Crouzon syndrome with acanthosis nigricans (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L83 - Acanthosis nigricans'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L83. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Gougerot-Carteaud disease or syndrome(confluent reticulate papillomatosis) (L83)
Acanthosis(acquired) (nigricans) (L83)


Acquired acanthosis nigricans (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 701.2 was previously used, L83 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

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