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ICD-10-CM Code L90.5
Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

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

L90.5 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of scar conditions and fibrosis of skin. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

Coding Notes for L90.5 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.
Adherent scar (skin)
Disfigurement of skin due to scar
Fibrosis of skin NOS
Scar NOS
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-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."
Hypertrophic scar - instead, use code L91.0
Keloid scar - instead, use code L91.0

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

  • Aural scar (finding)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L90.5 - Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L90.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Scar, scarring (L90.5) (see: Cicatrix)
Disfigurement(due to scar) (L90.5)
Cicatrix(adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) (L90.5) (see: Scar)
Scar, scarring (L90.5) (see: Cicatrix) +
Cicatrix(adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) (L90.5) (see: Scar) +


Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin (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 709.2 was previously used, L90.5 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: L90 - Atrophic disorders of skin

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