Billable Medical Code for Ingrowing Nail
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 703.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 703.0.
Ingrown toenail is also known as ingrowing nail with infection, ingrowing toenail, ingrown nail, ingrown toenail, ingrown toenail w infection, and ingrown toenail infected. This excludes infection nail NOS (681.9). This applies to ingrowing nail with infection and unguis incarnatus.
Ingrown Toenail Definition and Symptoms
An ingrown toenail is when the edge of the nail grows down into the skin of the toe. This is a very common condition that can affect anyone. Symptoms include pain in the toe, redness and swelling around the nail, and in rare cases an infection occurs and can cause pus to build up where the nail is embedded into the toe.