Ulcers - Decubitus only

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This page is about the pre-ICD10 diagnosis coding schema. See the ICD10 Diagnosis List, or the following for similar diagnoses in ICD10:Decubitus (pressure) ulcer, Stage II (to fascia, just under skin), Decubitus (pressure) ulcer, Stage III (deep, to but not including muscle), Decubitus (pressure) ulcer, Stage I (surface reddening), Decubitus (pressure) ulcer, Stage IV (involves bone), Decubitus (pressure) ulcer, stage not indicated

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Category: Dermatological Non-Infectious (old)


Category: Medical Problem (old)

Main Diagnosis: Ulcers - Decubitus only
Sub Diagnosis: ULCERS - DECUBITUS only
Diagnosis Code:
  • 94500 - Ulcers - Decubitus only (generic)
  • 94501 - Stage 1 - surface reddening of skin
  • 94502 - Stage 2 - just under skin
  • 94503 - Stage 3 - deep-to muscle
  • 94504 - Stage 4 - full layer-to bone
  • 94505 - Unstageable - can't see wound bed
Comorbid Diagnosis: No
Charlson Comorbid coding (pre ICD10): 0
Start Date: 2004

When to use the generic dx

Use the generic entry when one of the following is true:

  • the wound was not assessed
  • there was insufficient info in the chart to determine stage

When to use the Unstageable dx

Wound bed can't be seen so true stage can't be determined.

Start Dates

  • 2017-Aug-24: unstageable
  • 2004-Jun: Med
  • 2004-Jan: ICU