Diagnosis Code

L98.421 NON-PRESSURE CHRONIC ULCER OF BACK LIMITED TO BRKDWN SKIN


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: L98.421

Short Description: Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back limited to brkdwn skin

Long Description: Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back limited to breakdown of skin

The code L98.421 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Oth disorders of skin, subcu, not elsewhere classified (L98)
        • L98.421 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back limited to brkdwn skin

Code Version: 2020 ICD-10-CM


Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code L98.421 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0)
  • Skin Graft For Skin Ulcer Or Cellulitis With Mcc (573)
  • Skin Graft For Skin Ulcer Or Cellulitis With Cc (574)
  • Skin Graft For Skin Ulcer Or Cellulitis Without Cc/mcc (575)

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
L98.421 Right Arrow 707.8 Chronic skin ulcer NEC

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
L98 Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue, not elsewhere classified
L98.0 Pyogenic granuloma
L98.1 Factitial dermatitis
L98.2 Febrile neutrophilic dermatosis [Sweet]
L98.3 Eosinophilic cellulitis [Wells]
L98.4 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin, not elsewhere classified
L98.41 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock
L98.411 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock limited to breakdown of skin
L98.412 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock with fat layer exposed
L98.413 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock with necrosis of muscle
L98.414 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock with necrosis of bone
L98.415 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.416 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.418 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock with other specified severity
L98.419 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of buttock with unspecified severity
L98.42 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back
L98.422 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back with fat layer exposed
L98.423 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back with necrosis of muscle
L98.424 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back with necrosis of bone
L98.425 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.426 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.428 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back with other specified severity
L98.429 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of back with unspecified severity
L98.49 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites
L98.491 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites limited to breakdown of skin
L98.492 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with fat layer exposed
L98.493 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with necrosis of muscle
L98.494 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with necrosis of bone
L98.495 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.496 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
L98.498 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with other specified severity
L98.499 Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites with unspecified severity
L98.5 Mucinosis of the skin
L98.6 Other infiltrative disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L98.7 Excessive and redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue
L98.8 Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L98.9 Disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified


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