ICD-10-CM Code L88
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
L88 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code L88 is used to code Pyoderma gangrenosum
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a condition that causes tissue to become necrotic, causing deep ulcers that usually occur on the legs. When they occur, they can lead to chronic wounds. Ulcers usually initially look like small bug bites or papules, and they progress to larger ulcers. Though the wounds rarely lead to death, they can cause pain and scarring.
|ICD 9 Code:||686.01|
Pyoderma gangrenosum on the leg of a patient with Crohn's disease.
Coding Notes for L88 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.
- Phagedenic pyoderma
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."
- Dermatitis gangrenosa - instead, use code L08.0
- DRG Group #602-603 - Cellulitis with MCC.
- DRG Group #602-603 - Cellulitis without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Pyoderma gangrenosum (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L88 - Pyoderma gangrenosum'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 686.01 was previously used, L88 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.