2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 707.0
- ulceration caused by prolonged pressure in patients permitted to lie too still for a long period of time; bony prominences of the body are the most frequently affected sites; ulcer is caused by ischemia of the underlying structures of the skin, fat, and muscles as a result of the sustained and constant pressure.
- Death of tissue due to external pressure.
- There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 707.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.