ICD-10-CM Code L89.9
Pressure ulcer of unspecified site
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 L89.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of L89.9 that describes the diagnosis 'pressure ulcer of unspecified site' in more detail.
- L89.9 Pressure ulcer of unspecified site NON-BILLABLE
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.
|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
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Pressure ulcer of heel (disorder)
- Pressure sore on sacrum (disorder)
- Pressure ulcer of ear (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L89.9 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified site'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L89.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.