L97.50 - Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot

Version 2023
ICD-10:L97.50
Short Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot
Long Description:Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot
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)
      • Non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, NEC (L97)

L97.50 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 non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like L97.50 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Specific Coding for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot

Non-specific codes like L97.50 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 non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.501 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot limited to breakdown of skin
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.502 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with fat layer exposed
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.503 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with necrosis of muscle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.504 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with necrosis of bone
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.505 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with muscle involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.506 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with bone involvement without evidence of necrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.508 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with other specified severity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L97.509 for Non-pressure chronic ulcer of other part of unspecified foot with unspecified severity

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