Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 728.86
Necrotizing fasciitis
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 728.86 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 728.86 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 728.86 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M72.6 Necrotizing fasciitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Necrotizing fasciitis due to infectious organism with gangrene
  • Necrotizing fasciitis w gangrene due to infectious organism
  • Necrotizing fasciitis with gangrene
Clinical Information
  • A fulminating bacterial infection of the deep layers of the skin and fascia. It can be caused by many different organisms, with streptococcus pyogenes being the most common
  • Infection of the deep skin and subcutaneous tissues and necrosis of the fascia. It is caused by bacteria including group a streptococcus, staphylococcus aureus and clostridium perfringens. It may develop following trauma and invasive procedures
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  • Use additional code to identify:
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 728.86:
  • Fasciitis 729.4
    • necrotizing 728.86
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