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ICD-10-CM Code L97.309
Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified ankle with unspecified severity

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| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

L97.309 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified ankle with unspecified severity. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code L97 is used to code Venous ulcer

Venous ulcers (venous insufficiency ulceration, stasis ulcers, stasis dermatitis, varicose ulcers, or ulcus cruris) are wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs (hence leg ulcers).:846 They are the major occurrence of chronic wounds, occurring in 70% to 90% of leg ulcer cases. Venous ulcers develop mostly along the medial distal leg, and can be very painful.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D014647
ICD 9 Code: 454.0

Venous ulcer on the back of the right leg.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #573-578 - Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis with MCC.
  • DRG Group #573-578 - Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis with CC.
  • DRG Group #573-578 - Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #573-578 - Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis with MCC.
  • DRG Group #573-578 - Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis with CC.
  • DRG Group #573-578 - Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #592-594 - Skin ulcers with MCC.
  • DRG Group #592-594 - Skin ulcers with CC.
  • DRG Group #592-594 - Skin ulcers without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Ankle ulcer due to type 1 diabetes mellitus (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L97.309 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified ankle with unspecified severity'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L97.309. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Ulcer of ankle (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 L97.309 and a single ICD9 code, 707.13 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: L97.30 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified ankle

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