ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L60.9

Nail disorder, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L60.9

ICD-10: L60.9
Short Description: Nail disorder, unspecified
Long Description: Nail disorder, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L60.9

Valid for Submission
The code L60.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Disorders of skin appendages (L60-L75)
      • Nail disorders (L60)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L60.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 703.9 - Disease of nail NOS

Synonyms
  • Change in nail appearance
  • Change in nail texture
  • Damaged nail
  • Developmental abnormality of nail
  • Disorder of nail
  • Drug-induced nail abnormality
  • Finding of general nail condition
  • Genetic disorder of nail
  • Nail changes
  • Nail damage
  • Nail damage
  • Nail damage caused by weedkiller
  • Nail damage from external agent
  • Nail damage from external agent
  • Nail damage from microwaves
  • Nail problem

Information for Patients


Nail Diseases

Your toenails and fingernails protect the tissues of your toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also in your hair and skin. The health of your nails can be a clue to your overall health. Healthy nails are usually smooth and consistent in color. Specific types of nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can be signs of lung, heart, kidney, and liver diseases, as well as diabetes and anemia. White spots and vertical ridges are harmless.

Nail problems that sometimes require treatment include

  • Bacterial and fungal infections
  • Ingrown nails
  • Tumors
  • Warts

Keeping your nails clean, dry, and trimmed can help you avoid some problems. Do not remove the cuticle, which can cause infection.

  • Aging changes in hair and nails (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fungal nail infection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ingrown toenail (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ingrown toenail removal - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nail abnormalities (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nail injuries (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Paronychia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter hemorrhages (Medical Encyclopedia)


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