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ICD-10-CM Code M79.3
Panniculitis, unspecified

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

M79.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of panniculitis, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code M793 is used to code Panniculitis

Panniculitis is a group of diseases whose hallmark is inflammation of subcutaneous adipose tissue (the fatty layer under the skin - panniculus adiposus). Symptoms include tender skin nodules, and systemic signs such as weight loss and fatigue.

Specialty: Rheumatology
MeSH Code: D015434
ICD 9 Code: 729.3

Erythema induratum, a form of lobular panniculitis

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for M79.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Lupus panniculitis - instead, use code L93.2
Neck and back panniculitis - instead, use code M54.0-
Relapsing [Weber-Christian] panniculitis - instead, use code M35.6

MS-DRG Mapping

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

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M79.3 - Panniculitis, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M79.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Panniculitis(nodular) (nonsuppurative) (M79.3)


Panniculitis, unspecified site (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M79.3 and a single ICD9 code, 729.30 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: M79 - Other and unspecified soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified

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