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ICD-10-CM Code L02.838
Carbuncle of other sites

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

L02.838 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of carbuncle of other sites. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #602-603 - Cellulitis with MCC.
  • DRG Group #602-603 - Cellulitis without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L02.838 - Carbuncle of other sites'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L02.838. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Carbuncle and furuncle of other specified sites (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code L02.838 and a single ICD9 code, 680.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: L02.83 - Carbuncle of other sites

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