Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 697.0
Lichen planus
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 697.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 697.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bullous lichen planus
  • Hypertrophic lichen planus
  • Lichen planopilaris
  • Subacute active lichen planus
  • Subacute lichen planus
Clinical Information
  • Inflammatory, pruritic disease of the skin and mucous membranes, which can be either generalized or localized; characterized by distinctive purplish, flat-topped papules having a predilection for the trunk and flexor surfaces; lesions may be discrete or coalesce to form plaques
Applies To
  • Lichen:
    • planopilaris
    • ruber planus
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 697.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM L43.8 Other lichen planus
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM L66.1 Lichen planopilaris
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 697.0:
  • Lichen 697.9
    • planopilaris 697.0
    • planus (acute) (chronicus) (hypertrophic) (verrucous) 697.0
  • Wilson's
    • lichen ruber 697.0
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 697.0 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.