Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 873.52
Open wound of forehead complicated
  • Short description: OPEN WND FOREHEAD-COMPL.
  • ICD-9-CM 873.52 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 873.52 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 873.52 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S01.82XA Laceration with foreign body of other part of head, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 873.52:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • eyebrow 873.42
      • complicated 873.52
    • forehead 873.42
      • complicated 873.52
    • supraorbital 873.42
      • complicated 873.52
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