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ICD-10-CM Code M72.6
Necrotizing fasciitis

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

M72.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code M726 is used to code Necrotizing fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis (/ˈnɛkrəˌtaɪzɪŋ ˌfæʃiˈaɪtɪs/ or /ˌfæs-/), also spelled necrotising fasciitis and abbreviated NF, commonly known as flesh-eating disease, flesh-eating bacteria or flesh-eating bacteria syndrome, is a rare infection of the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues, easily spreading across the fascial plane within the subcutaneous tissue. The most consistent feature of necrotizing fasciitis was first described in 1952 as necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia with relative sparing of the underlying muscle.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D019115
ICD 9 Code: 728.86

Person with necrotizing fasciitis. The left leg shows extensive redness and necrosis.

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Coding Notes for M72.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
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Code (B95.-, B96.-) to identify causative organism See code B95.-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis with MCC.
  • DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M72.6 - Necrotizing fasciitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M72.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Necrotizing fasciitis (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 728.86 was previously used, M72.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: M72 - Fibroblastic disorders

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