DECUBITUS ULCER ICD 9 CODES
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions (like decubitus ulcers). ICD-9-CM 707.00 is the base billing code for decubitus ulcers (pressure sores).
The following medical billing ICD 9 codes are specific to decubitus ulcers and their locations on the patient’s body:
707.00 – decubitus ulcer, unspecified area of the body
707.01 – decubitus ulcer of the elbow
707.02 – upper back decubitus ulcer
707.03 – decubitus ulcer on the lower back
707.04 – hip decubitus ulcer
707.05 – decubitus ulcer on the buttocks
707.06 – ankle decubitus ulcer
707.07 – heel decubitus ulcer
707.09 – decubitus ulcer in another site
The CPT codes related to excising decubitus ulcers depends on the location of the decubitus ulcer:
15920-15922 – decubitus ulcer excision in coccygeal region
15931-15937 – excision of sacral decubitus ulcer
15940-15946 – excision of ischial decubitus ulcer
15950-15958 – excision of trochanteric decubitus ulcers
Why is it Important to Know Medical ICD-9 Codes for Decubitus Ulcers?
Often times, nursing homes and hospitals try to conceal the decubitus ulcers (bedsores) from the patient’s family so they do not get sued. These medical providers will lie and call the pressure sore a “skin tear” or “open area.” However, the nursing home or hospital still wants to get paid for the wound care relating to the decubitus ulcer. This is why it is so crucial to check the nursing home / hospital ICD 9 billing records. If the nursing home / hospital billing records has a “707″ ICD-9 code, it is likely the patient suffered with at least one decubitus ulcer.
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