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ICD-10-CM Code L89.9
Pressure ulcer of unspecified site

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 L89.9 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.

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

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.

Parent Code: L89 - Pressure ulcer

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