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ICD-10-CM Code L02.8
Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of other sites

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code L02.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of L02.8 that describes the diagnosis 'cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of other sites' in more detail.


The ICD code L02 is used to code Boil

A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue. Boils which are expanded are basically pus-filled nodules. Individual boils clustered together are called carbuncles. Most human infections are caused by coagulase-positive S. aureus strains, notable for the bacteria's ability to produce coagulase, an enzyme that can clot blood. Almost any organ system can be infected by S. aureus.

Specialty: General Surgery
MeSH Code: D005667
ICD 9 Code: 680.9

Furuncle

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for causative agent code

Parent Code: L02 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle

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