ICD-10-CM Code R23.4
Changes in skin texture
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R23.4 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of changes in skin texture. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code R234 is used to code Desquamation
Desquamation (from Latin desquamare, meaning "to scrape the scales off a fish"), also called skin peeling, is the shedding of the outermost membrane or layer of a tissue, such as the skin.
Coding Notes for R23.4 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.
- Desquamation of skin
- Induration of skin
- Scaling of skin
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."
- Epidermal thickening NOS - instead, use code L85.9
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Parakeratosis (disorder)
- Recurrent focal palmar peeling (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R23.4 - Changes in skin texture'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R23.4. 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 782.8 was previously used, R23.4 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.