Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 998.83
Non-healing surgical wound
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 998.83 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 998.83 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: 998.83 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T81.89XA Other complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Non healing surgical wound
  • Nonhealing surgical wound
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 998.83:
  • Nonhealing
    • wound, surgical 998.83
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • non-healing surgical 998.83
    • surgical, non-healing 998.83
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 998.83 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.