2021 ICD-10-CM Code L89.45

Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, unstageable

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

L89.45 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, unstageable. The code L89.45 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:L89.45
Short Description:Pressr ulc of contig site of back,buttock & hip, unstageable
Long Description:Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, unstageable

Code Classification

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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)