ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 19, 2017

See: Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved

L49 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved
Code First
  • (Staphylococcal) scalded skin syndrom (L00)
  • erythematous condition causing exfoliation, such as:
  • overlap syndrome (L51.3)
  • Ritter's disease (L00)
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (L51.1)
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (L51.2)

More specific codes for Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved

  • L49.0 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving less than 10 percent of body surface
  • L49.1 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 10-19 percent of body surface
  • L49.2 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 20-29 percent of body surface
  • L49.3 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 30-39 percent of body surface
  • L49.4 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 40-49 percent of body surface
  • L49.5 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 50-59 percent of body surface
  • L49.6 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 60-69 percent of body surface
  • L49.7 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 70-79 percent of body surface
  • L49.8 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 80-89 percent of body surface
  • L49.9 - Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 90 or more percent of body surface
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See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.