L89.0 - Pressure ulcer of elbow

Version 2023
ICD-10:L89.0
Short Description:Pressure ulcer of elbow
Long Description:Pressure ulcer of elbow
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Pressure ulcer (L89)

L89.0 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pressure ulcer of elbow. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Pressure ulcer of elbow

Non-specific codes like L89.0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for pressure ulcer of elbow:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L89.00 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.000 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, unstageable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.001 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.002 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.003 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, stage 3
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.004 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, stage 4
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.006 for Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of unspecified elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.009 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, unspecified stage
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L89.01 for Pressure ulcer of right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.010 for Pressure ulcer of right elbow, unstageable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.011 for Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.012 for Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.013 for Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage 3
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.014 for Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage 4
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.016 for Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.019 for Pressure ulcer of right elbow, unspecified stage
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L89.02 for Pressure ulcer of left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.020 for Pressure ulcer of left elbow, unstageable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.021 for Pressure ulcer of left elbow, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.022 for Pressure ulcer of left elbow, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.023 for Pressure ulcer of left elbow, stage 3
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.024 for Pressure ulcer of left elbow, stage 4
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.026 for Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.029 for Pressure ulcer of left elbow, unspecified stage

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Patient Education


Pressure Sores

Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes.

You can prevent the sores by :

Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.


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