Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: L28.0

Short Description: Lichen simplex chronicus

Long Description: Lichen simplex chronicus

The code L28.0 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Lichen simplex chronicus and prurigo (L28)
        • L28.0 Lichen simplex chronicus

Code Version: 2020 ICD-10-CM


  • Chronic graft-versus-host disease
  • Dermatitis of male genitalia
  • Dermatosis of scalp
  • Eruption of female perineum
  • Friction eczema
  • Frictional lichenoid eruption
  • Graft versus host disease
  • Interface dermatitis
  • Interface dermatitis, lichenoid type
  • Juvenile plantar dermatosis
  • Lichen
  • Lichen aureus
  • Lichen nuchae
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Lichen simplex of male genitalia
  • Lichen simplex of perianal skin
  • Lichen simplex of scrotum
  • Lichen simplex of vulva
  • Lichenification
  • Lichenification and lichen simplex chronicus
  • Lichenification of female perineum
  • Lichenification of skin
  • Lichenified eczema
  • Lichenoid chronic graft-versus-host disease
  • Lichenoid dermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis of external ear
  • O/E lichenified skin
  • Onchocercal lichenification
  • Pebbly lichenification
  • Pruritic scalp dermatosis
  • Pruritus of scalp
  • Secondary lichenification
  • Texture of skin or mucosa

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code L28.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0)
  • Minor Skin Disorders With Mcc (606)
  • Minor Skin Disorders Without Mcc (607)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code L28.0 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Circumscribed neurodermatitis
    • Lichen NOS

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
L28.0 Right Arrow 698.3 Lichenification

This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
L28 Lichen simplex chronicus and prurigo
L28.1 Prurigo nodularis
L28.2 Other prurigo

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2019