Billable Medical Code for Other Postoperative Infection
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 998.59
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 998.59.
The Short Description Is: Other postop infection.
Wound infection is also known as granuloma of surgical wound, infected percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy site, infection after surgery, infection associated with artificial insemination, infection of gastrostomy site, post-splenectomy septicemia, stitch abscess, stitch abscess of cornea, stitch infection, surgical site infection, surgical wound necrosis, suture granuloma, and
wound abscess. This applies to abscess: postoperative, intra-abdominal postoperative, stitch postoperative, subphrenic postoperative, wound postoperative, and septicemia postoperative.
Wound Infection Definition and Symptoms
A wound infection is any sort of open wound on the body that develops an infection. People with suppressed immune systems are at a much higher risk of wound infections. Some signs of infections are the drainage of a yellow or greenish fluid, red streaks on the skin around the wound, and a fever.