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ICD-10-CM Code L98.49
Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites

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 L98.49 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of L98.49 that describes the diagnosis 'non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites' in more detail.

The ICD code L984 is used to code Tropical ulcer

Tropical ulcer (also known as Aden ulcer, Jungle rot, Malabar ulcer, and Tropical phagedena) is a lesion occurring in cutaneous leishmaniasis. It is caused by a variety of microorganisms, including mycobacteria. It is common in tropical climates.

Specialty: Dermatology
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Coding Notes for L98.49 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin NOS

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L98.49 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin of other sites'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L98.49. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: L98.4 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of skin, not elsewhere classified

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