ICD-10-CM Code L02.9
Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle, unspecified
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code L02.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of L02.9 that describes the diagnosis 'cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle, unspecified' in more detail.
- L02.9 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle, unspecified NON-BILLABLE
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.
|ICD 9 Code:||680.9|
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L02.9 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle, unspecified'
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