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 I (surface reddening), 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 IV (involves bone), Decubitus (pressure) ulcer, stage not indicated

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Category/Organ
System:
Category: Dermatological Non-Infectious (old)

Type:

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
Program:
Status:
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