Easy guide to code ICD 10 codes for Pressure Ulcer or Decubitus Ulcer

ICD 10 codes for Pressure Ulcer - Intro

Pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcer is most commonly used in ICD coding. Also we learn previously how to code the chronic condition like diabetes in medical coding. Since we are heading toward ICD 10 coding I would like to share few ICD 10 codes of mostly commonly used diagnosis. In this article, I will share about the icd 10 codes for pressure ulcer or Decubitus ulcer. Let check out the how we will code the icd 9 code to icd 10 codes for Pressure ulcer or Decubitus ulcer. These tips for ICD 10 codes are really important for Certification exams like CPC, you can go through sample CPC questions here which is surely help in clearing CPC exam


Easy guide to code ICD 10 codes for Pressure Ulcer or Decubitus Ulcer

Tabular list of ICD 10 codes for Pressure ulcer

We have seen how sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock are coded in ICD 10 previously. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as decubitus ulcers, bed sores or pressure sores, are areas of ulceration and ischemic necrosis of the skin due to long periods of pressure against external objects such as wheelchairs, beds or plaster casts. The most common areas of occurrence involve areas of bony prominence (e.g. elbow, hip, tailbone and heel).  ICD 10 codes for pressure ulcer are very important in ICD coding. Since we are going to use ICD 10 in future it is good to learn icd 10 codes for pressure ulcer.

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Pressure ulcer
ICD 9 code
ICD 10 code
Unspecified site
707.00
L89.90
Elbow
707.01
L89.009
Upper back
707.02
L89.119- Right upper back
L89.129- Left upper back
Lower back
707.03
L89.139- Right lower back
L89.149- Left lower back
L89.159- sacral region
Hip
707.04
L89.209
Buttock
707.05
L89.309
Ankle
707.06
L89.509
Heel
707.07
L89.609
Other site
707.09
L89.819 –head
L89.899- other site


 

Tabular list of ICD 10 codes for Pressure ulcer stages

Pressure ulcer stages icd 10 codes have increased compared to icd 9 codes. Because we have very specific code in ICD 10 we will more codes, each specific for each location. Let’s check out the icd 10 codes for Pressure ulcer stages and their definition.
Stage I - intact skin with a mild pink discoloration, appearing shortly after relief of pressure- 707.21
Stage II - partial thickness skin loss, epidermal or dermal, appearing as an abrasion or blister- 707.22
Stage III - Full thickness skin loss with necrosis to the underlying fascia, appearing as a deep crater- 707.23
Stage IV - Full thickness loss of skin and subcutaneous tissue, with damage involving the muscle and bone.
This may be also be accompanied by osteomyelitis, sinus tract (fistula), or a septic arthritis- 707.24

Site/Location
Unspecified stage
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
unstageable
Unspecified site
L89.90
L89.91
L89.92
L89.93
L89.94
L89.95
Other site
L89.899
L89.891
L89.892
L89.893
L89.894
L89.890
Head
L89.819
L89.811
L89.812
L89.813
L89.814
L89.810
Left Heel
L89.629
L89.621
L89.622
L89.623
L89.624
L89.620
Right Heel
L89.619
L89.611
L89.612
L89.613
L89.614
L89.610
Unspecified Heel
L89.609
L89.601
L89.602
L89.603
L89.604
L89.600
Left ankle
L89.529
L89.521
L89.522
L89.523
L89.524
L89.520
Right ankle
L89.519
L89.511
L89.512
L89.513
L89.514
L89.510
Unspecified ankle
L89.509
L89.501
L89.502
L89.503
L89.504
L89.500
Contiguous site Back, buttock & hip
L89.40
L89.41
L89.42
L89.43
L89.44
L89.45
Left Buttock
L89.329
L89.321
L89.322
L89.323
L89.324
L89.320
Right Buttock
L89.319
L89.311
L89.312
L89.313
L89.314
L89.310
Unspecified Buttock
L89.309
L89.301
L89.302
L89.303
L89.304
L89.300
Left hip
L89.229
L89.221
L89.222
L89.223
L89.224
L89.220
Right hip
L89.219
L89.211
L89.212
L89.213
L89.214
L89.210
Unspecified hip
L89.209
L89.201
L89.202
L89.203
L89.204
L89.200
Sacral region
L89.159
L89.151
L89.152
L89.153
L89.154
L89.150
Left Lower back
L89.149
L89.141
L89.142
L89.143
L89.144
L89.140
Right lower back
L89.139
L89.131
L89.132
L89.133
L89.134
L89.130
Left Upper back
L89.129
L89.121
L89.122
L89.123
L89.124
L89.120
Right Upper back
L89.119
L89.111
L89.112
L89.113
L89.114
L89.110
Unspecified part of back
L89.109
L89.101
L89.102
L89.103
L89.104
L89.100
Left elbow
L89.029
L89.021
L89.022
L89.023
L89.024
L89.020
Right elbow
L89.019
L89.011
L89.012
L89.013
L89.014
L89.010
Unspecified elbow
L89.009
L89.001
L89.002
L89.003
L89.004
L89.000









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