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.
- 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.
- Lentigo Solaris
- Brown Spot on Skin
- Brown Spot on Skin from Sun
- Liver Spots
- Age Spots