Billable Medical Code for Other Acne
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 706.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 706.1.
The Short Description Is: Acne NEC.
Acne vulgaris is also known as acne, acne atrophica, acne conglobata, acne cosmetica, acne detergicans, acne estivalis, acne fulminans, acne fulminans with erythema nodosum, acne indurata, acne keloid, acne keloidalis, acne macule, acne mechanica, acne nodule, acne of external chemical origin, acne of external origin, acne scar, acne tropica, acne urticata, acne venenata, acne vulgaris, acne with gram negative folliculitis, acne cystic, acne neonatal, adult premenstrual acne, basal cell nevus with comedones, bromide acne, bromine acne, chlorine acne, colloid acne, comedonal acne, comedonal cyst, comedone, comedone (blackhead), cystic acne, demodex acne, excoriated acne, follicular occlusion tetrad – hidradenitis acne conglobata dissecting cellulitis pilonidal sinus, follicular occlusion triad – hidradenitis acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis of scalp, folliculitis keloidalis nuchae, giant comedo, halogen acne, hydration acne, hypertrophic acne scar, ice-pick acne scar, inflammatory acne, iodide acne, iodine acne, juvenile acne, macrocomedone, multiple “sandpaper” type comedones, neonatal acne, nodular elastosis with cysts AND comedones of Favre and Racouchot, nodulocystic acne, occupational acne, oil acne, on examination – blackheads, on examination – blackheads present, open comedone, pitch acne, polyporous comedone, psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation acne, pustular acne, solar comedone, steroid acne, superficial acne vulgaris, superficial inflammatory acne vulgaris, superficial mixed comedonal and inflammatory acne vulgaris, synovitis acne pustulosis hyperostosis osteomyelitis syndrome, and tropical acne. This applies to acne: NOS, conglobata, cystic, pustular, vulgaris, blackhead, and comedo.
Acne Vulgaris Definition and Symptoms
Acne vulgaris is when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It most commonly appears on the face, neck, and chest. Symptoms are papules, pustules (pimples), nodules, and cysts anywhere on the body.