Billable Medical Code for Open Wound(s) (Multiple) of Unspecified Site(s), Without Mention of Complication
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 879.8
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 879.8.
The Short Description Is: Open wound site NOS.
Wound care is also known as accidental needle stick, accidental needle stick injury, accidental needle stick w body fluid exposure, accidental needle stick with exposure to body fluids, degloving injury, gunshot wound, laceration, laceration – injury, open wound, open wound by needle stick, with body fluid exposure, puncture wound, puncture wound – injury, and wound from gunshot. This applies to multiple open wounds NOS and open wounds NOS.
Wound Care Definition and Symptoms
Wound care is the care of a deep cut or tear in flesh.