Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 707.0
Pressure ulcer
  • Non-Billable Code
  • 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.
Clinical Information
  • Death of tissue due to external pressure.
  • 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.
Applies To
  • Bed sore
  • Decubitus ulcer
  • Plaster ulcer
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify pressure ulcer stage (707.20-707.25)
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