ICD-10-CM Code L90.5
Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
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 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.
- Adherent scar (skin)
- Disfigurement of skin due to scar
- Fibrosis of skin NOS
- Scar NOS
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."
- Hypertrophic scar - instead, use code L91.0
- Keloid scar - instead, use code L91.0
- 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.
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 709.2 was previously used, L90.5 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.