Billable Medical Code for Other Psoriasis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 696.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 696.1.
Psoriasis is also known as acrodermatitis continua, acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau, actively extending plaque psoriasis, flexural psoriasis, generalized psoriasis, generalized pustular psoriasis, psoriasis, psoriasis annularis, seborrheic psoriasis, spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis, and unstable psoriasis. This excludes psoriatic arthropathy (696.0). This applies to acrodermatitis continua, dermatitis repens, psoriasis: NOS and any type, except arthropathic.
Psoriasis Definition and Symptoms
Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes the life cycle of skin cells to be altered, making them build up rapidly on the surface of the skin forming thick, itchy, scale like patches. Common types of psoriasis are scalp, nail, plaque, and inverse. Symptoms include red patches, dry skin, cracked skin, itching, burning, swollen joint, and silvery scales.