April 1, 2021
I excised an EIC lesion on the chest. I coded this as D48.5 but my coder says this is the wrong diagnosis code. What is the correct diagnosis code?
ICD-10-CM code D48.5 (Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin) is incorrect as you have stated the patient has an EIC (epidermal inclusion cyst). You should report L72.0, (Epidermal cyst).
*This response is based on the best information available as of 4/1/21.