Billable Medical Code for Pressure Ulcer, Unspecified Site
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 707.00
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 707.00.
The Short Description Is: Pressure ulcer, site NOS.
Pressure ulcer is also known as decubitus ulcer, decubitus ulcer (pressure sore), decubitus ulcer due to spina bifida, pressure ulcer, and pressure ulcer due to spina bifida.
Pressure Ulcer Definition and Symptoms
Pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores, are damage to skin and underlying tissue due to prolonged pressure. The most common places for pressure ulcers to develop are heels, hips, and the tailbone. Symptoms include skin that appears red, the skin is very soft and tender, and the outer layer of the skin is damaged or lost. The wound may also look fluid filled such as a blister.