Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 879.9
Open wound(s) (multiple) of unspecified site(s), complicated
  • Short description: Opn wound site NOS-compl.
  • ICD-9-CM 879.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 879.9 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).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 879.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 879.9: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 879.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S31.020A Laceration with foreign body of lower back and pelvis without penetration into retroperitoneum, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Local infection of wound
  • On examination - wound healing delayed
  • Wound healing, delayed
  • Wound infection
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 879.9:
  • Avulsion (traumatic) 879.8
    • complicated 879.9
  • Laceration - see also Wound, open, by site
    • complicated 879.9
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • complicated 879.9
    • multiple, unspecified site(s) 879.8
      • complicated 879.9
      • lower limb(s) (one or both) (sites classifiable to more than one three-digit category in 890-893) 894.0
      • upper limb(s) (one or both) (sites classifiable to more than one three-digit category in 880-883) 884.0
    • skin NEC 879.8
      • complicated 879.9
    • subcutaneous NEC 879.8
      • complicated 879.9
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