AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES
Excessive and Redundant Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
A new code (L98.7) has been created at category L98, Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue, not elsewhere classified, to identify excessive and redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue. Excessive and redundant skin is usually found among women after pregnancy and childbirth or among middle aged men or women after the loss of large amounts of weight over a short period of time. Those who undergo bariatric surgery often find themselves with skin and tissue too stretched out to snap back. Other risk factors such as genetics and sun damage will also cause the skin to sag or...
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