L89.8 - Pressure ulcer of other site

Version 2023
ICD-10:L89.8
Short Description:Pressure ulcer of other site
Long Description:Pressure ulcer of other site
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)

L89.8 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 other site. 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 other site

Non-specific codes like L89.8 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 other site:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L89.81 for Pressure ulcer of head
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.810 for Pressure ulcer of head, unstageable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.811 for Pressure ulcer of head, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.812 for Pressure ulcer of head, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.813 for Pressure ulcer of head, stage 3
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.814 for Pressure ulcer of head, stage 4
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.816 for Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of head
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.819 for Pressure ulcer of head, unspecified stage
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - L89.89 for Pressure ulcer of other site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.890 for Pressure ulcer of other site, unstageable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.891 for Pressure ulcer of other site, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.892 for Pressure ulcer of other site, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.893 for Pressure ulcer of other site, stage 3
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.894 for Pressure ulcer of other site, stage 4
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.896 for Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of other site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L89.899 for Pressure ulcer of other site, unspecified stage

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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