ICD-10-CM Code I89.1
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
I89.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of lymphangitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code I891 is used to code Lymphangitis
Lymphangitis is an inflammation or an infection of the lymphatic channels that occurs as a result of infection at a site distal to the channel. The most common cause of lymphangitis in humans is Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A strep), although it can also be caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Lymphangitis is sometimes mistakenly called "blood poisoning". In reality, "blood poisoning" is synonymous with sepsis.
|ICD 9 Code:||457.2|
Hand and forearm lymphangitis due to a subungual abscess of the second finger
Coding Notes for I89.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Chronic lymphangitis
- Lymphangitis NOS
- Subacute lymphangitis
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Acute lymphangitis - instead, use code L03.-
- DRG Group #602-603 - Cellulitis with MCC.
- DRG Group #602-603 - Cellulitis without MCC.
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I89.1 - Lymphangitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code I89.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 457.2 was previously used, I89.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.