ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z89.9

Acquired absence of limb, unspecified

Diagnosis Code Z89.9

ICD-10: Z89.9
Short Description: Acquired absence of limb, unspecified
Long Description: Acquired absence of limb, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z89.9

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Acquired absence of limb (Z89)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z89.9 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Amputee
  • Amputee - limb
  • Burn of thigh
  • Deep full thickness burn of leg, with loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of the thigh, with loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of the wrist and hand with loss of body part
  • Deep third degree burn of hand with loss of body part
  • Deep third degree burn of thigh
  • Deep third degree burn of wrist AND/OR hand with loss of body part
  • History of limb amputation
  • History of lower limb amputation
  • Limb stump pain
  • Pain in amputated limb
  • Third degree burn of thigh

Information for Patients

Limb Loss

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.
  • Injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.

Recovery from the loss of a limb can be hard. Sadness, anger, and frustration are common. If you are having a tough time, talk to your doctor. Treatment with medicine or counseling can help.

  • Amputation - traumatic
  • Foot amputation - discharge
  • Leg amputation - discharge
  • Leg or foot amputation
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change
  • Phantom limb pain

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