Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 682.8
Cellulitis and abscess of other specified sites
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 682.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 682.8 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 682.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L03.811 Cellulitis of head [any part, except face]
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L03.818 Cellulitis of other sites
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L03.891 Acute lymphangitis of head [any part, except face]
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L03.898 Acute lymphangitis of other sites
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abscess of head, except face
  • Abscess of scalp
  • Abscess of skin with lymphangitis
  • Acute lymphangitis of head
  • Acute lymphangitis of scalp
  • Acute lymphangitis of skin excluding digits of hand or foot
  • Cellulitis of head
  • Cellulitis of scalp
  • Cellulitis of skin area excluding digits of hand or foot
  • Follicular occlusion triad - hidradenitis, acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis of scalp
  • Lymphangitis scalp, acute
  • Scalp abscess
  • Scalp acute lymphangitis
  • Scalp cellulitis
682.8 Excludes
Applies To
  • Head [except face]
  • Scalp
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 682.8:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • head (except face) 682.8
    • parietal region 682.8
    • pterygopalatine fossa 682.8
    • scalp (any part) 682.8
    • specified site NEC 682.8
    • subgaleal 682.8
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • head (except face) NEC 682.8
    • scalp (any part) 682.8
    • specified sites NEC 682.8
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