2021 ICD-10-CM Code L89.6

Pressure ulcer of heel

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L89.6 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 heel. 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:L89.6
Short Description:Pressure ulcer of heel
Long Description:Pressure ulcer of heel

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Pressure ulcer of heel

Non-specific codes like L89.6 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 heel:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L89.60 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.600 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, unstageable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.601 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.602 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.603 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, stage 3
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.604 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, stage 4
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.606 for Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of unspecified heel
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.609 for Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, unspecified stage
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L89.61 for Pressure ulcer of right heel
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.610 for Pressure ulcer of right heel, unstageable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.611 for Pressure ulcer of right heel, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.612 for Pressure ulcer of right heel, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.613 for Pressure ulcer of right heel, stage 3
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.614 for Pressure ulcer of right heel, stage 4
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.616 for Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of right heel
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.619 for Pressure ulcer of right heel, unspecified stage
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L89.62 for Pressure ulcer of left heel
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.620 for Pressure ulcer of left heel, unstageable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.621 for Pressure ulcer of left heel, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.622 for Pressure ulcer of left heel, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.623 for Pressure ulcer of left heel, stage 3
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.624 for Pressure ulcer of left heel, stage 4
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.626 for Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of left heel
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.629 for Pressure ulcer of left heel, unspecified stage

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code L89.6 are found in the index:

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)