Solar Lentigo ICD-10-CM Codes

Familiarize yourself with the ICD-10 code used for solar lentigo and learn more about it’s clinical description, billability, synonym, etc.

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Solar Lentigo ICD-10-CM Codes
Solar Lentigo ICD-10-CM Codes

What ICD-10 Codes are Used for Solar Lentigo  

The ICD Code for solar lentigo or liver spots that practitioners can use for coding documentation, billing, etc. is L81.4: Other melanin hyperpigmentation. 

Is the Solar Lentigo ICD code are Billable: 

Yes, the most accurate ICD code for solar lentigo, L81.4: Other melanin hyperpigmentation, is billable. 

Clinical Information

  • Also known as liver spots, lentigo is a skin condition wherein noncancerous flat spots that are darker than your skin tone appear. 
  • Solar lentigo usually appears on sun-exposed areas like the back of your hands and face. It may appear suddenly or grow over time. 
  • These liver spots are usually caused by sun damage to one’s skin. However, they don’t have any symptoms aside from the appearance of the spots. 
  • Those with a higher risk of developing lentigo are those with fair skin, are exposed to sun/get sunburnt often, do indoor tanning, and undergo phototherapy or radiation therapy. 
  • Diagnosis is usually done mostly to ensure that the patient doesn’t have skin cancer. A patient will usually undergo a visual examination and if needed, a biopsy. 
  • Though they’re harmless, if one wants to remove them for aesthetic reasons, common treatments are bleaching creams, retinoids, chemical peel, cryotherapy, and laser therapy. 

Synonyms Include:

  • Lentigo 
  • Lentigo Solaris
  • Brown Spot on Skin 
  • Brown Spot on Skin from Sun 
  • Liver Spots
  • Age Spots
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Commonly asked questions

When to use a Solar Lentigo ICD code?

You can use a solar lentigo ICD Code once you’ve ensured with an examination that the brown spots on the patient aren’t skin cancer or any other symptom of a skin condition.

Is the Solar Lentigo diagnosis code billable?

Yes, the sole diagnosis code for solar lentigo is billable. 

What are the common treatments for Solar Lentigo?

Common treatments for solar lentigo are usually for aesthetic purposes: laser therapy, cryotherapy, chemical peel, and retinoid or bleaching creams.

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