Billable Medical Code for Spontaneous Ecchymoses
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 782.7
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 782.7.
Ecchymosis is also known as ecchymoses spontaneous, petechiae, and spontaneous ecchymosis. This excludes ecchymosis in fetus or newborn (772.6) and purpura (287.0-287.9). This applies to petechiae.
Ecchymosis Definition and Symptoms
Ecchymosis is a reddish or bluish discoloration of the skin that is spontaneous. The discoloration occurs because blood escapes from ruptured vessels into the capillaries. Some of the causes of ecchymosis include leukemia, liver cirrhosis, and acute renal failure. Symptoms are blue, red, or purple skin patches, inflammation of the unaffected skin surrounding the discoloration, and perception of pain although pain usually isn’t present.