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ICD-10-CM Code L89
Pressure ulcer

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 L89 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of L89 that describes the diagnosis 'pressure ulcer' in more detail.

The ICD code L89 is used to code Pressure ulcer

Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores, bedsores and decubitus ulcers, are localized injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue that usually occur over a bony prominence as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction. The most common sites are the skin overlying the sacrum, coccyx, heels or the hips, but other sites such as the elbows, knees, ankles or the back of the cranium can be affected.

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
MeSH Code: D003668
ICD 9 Code: 707.0

Classification of ulcers. Epidermis   Dermis   Subcutaneous tissue   Muscle   Bone   Skin inflammation   Blister   Necrosis   Fibrin   Epidermis   Dermis   Subcutaneous tissue   Muscle   Bone   Skin inflammation   Blister   Necrosis   Fibrin   Epidermis  Dermis  Subcutaneous tissue  Muscle  Bone  Skin inflammation  Blister  Necrosis  Fibrin

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L89 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Bed sore
Decubitus ulcer
Plaster ulcer
Pressure area
Pressure sore
Any associated gangrene See Code I96
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix (uteri) - instead, use Code N86
Diabetic ulcers (E08.621, E08.622, E09.621, E09.622, E10.621, E10.622, E11.621, E11.622, E13.621, E13.622) - instead, use code E08.621
Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin - instead, use code L97.-
Skin infections - instead, use Section L00-L08
Varicose ulcer (I83.0, I83.2) - instead, use code I83.0

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