ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 18, 2017

See: Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of trunk

L03.31 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
Cellulitis of trunk
Excludes2
  • cellulitis of anal and rectal regions (K61.-)
  • cellulitis of breast NOS (N61.0)
  • cellulitis of female external genital organs (N76.4)
  • cellulitis of male external genital organs (N48.2, N49.-)
  • omphalitis of newborn (P38.-)
  • puerperal cellulitis of breast (O91.2)

More specific codes for Cellulitis of trunk

  • L03.311 - Cellulitis of abdominal wall
  • L03.312 - Cellulitis of back [any part except buttock]
  • L03.313 - Cellulitis of chest wall
  • L03.314 - Cellulitis of groin
  • L03.315 - Cellulitis of perineum
  • L03.316 - Cellulitis of umbilicus
  • L03.317 - Cellulitis of buttock
  • L03.319 - Cellulitis of trunk, unspecified
See also ICD 10 code for
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to L03.31 Cellulitis of trunk

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.