Billable Medical Code for Other Dyschromia
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 709.09
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 709.09.
Melasma is also known as accidental and/or traumatic tattoo, achromia of skin, chloasma cachecticorum, chloasma caloricum, decorative tattoo of skin, drug-induced hypermelanosis,
freckles, generalized acquired lentiginosis, generalized lentiginosis, iron pigmentation of oral mucosa, iron salt tattoo, tattoo of skin, unilateral acquired lentiginosis, unilateral lentiginosis,
universal acquired melanosis, and vulvar melanosis.
Melasma Definition and Symptoms
Melasma is when patches of dark skin appear on the face. This is most commonly associated with the hormone progesterone and is common in pregnant women, women taking birth control pills, and women taking hormone replacement therapy. The only symptom is the discoloration of the skin.