2021 ICD-10-CM Code L89.02

Pressure ulcer of left elbow

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L89.02 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pressure ulcer of left elbow. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:L89.02
Short Description:Pressure ulcer of left elbow
Long Description:Pressure ulcer of left elbow

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Pressure ulcer of left elbow

Non-specific codes like L89.02 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 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

Information for Patients


Pressure Sores

Also called: Bed sores, Decubitus ulcers, Pressure ulcers

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)