Billable Medical Code for Contact Dermatitis and Other Eczema, Unspecified Cause
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 692.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 692.9.
The Short Description Is: Dermatitis NOS.
Contact dermatitis is also known as acute constitutional eczema, acute constitutional hand eczema, acute contact dermatitis, acute dermatitis, acute eczema, beard wart, bilat ear canal dermatitis, bilateral dermatitis of external auditory canals, both sides ear canal dermatitis, chronic constitutional eczema, dermatitis due to type 1 diabetes mellitus, dermatitis of external auditory canal, dermatitis of external ear, dermatitis of hand, vesicular eczema, vesicular eczema of hands and/or feet, vesicular hand eczema, vesiculosquamous hand eczema, and vulval eczema.
This applies to dermatitis: NOS, contact NOS, venenata NOS, and eczema NOS.
Contact Dermatitis Definition and Symptoms
Contact dermatitis is when the skin becomes inflamed, red, or sore after direct contact with a substance. There are two types of this condition: irritant or allergic. Common causes include cement, hair dyes, shampoos, pesticides, and long term exposure to wet or dirty diapers. Symptoms include red bumps, blisters that may become scaly, raw, or thickened.