Valid for Submission
R23.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of spontaneous ecchymoses. The code R23.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R23.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bleeding skin, blood crust on skin, calcaneal petechiae, hemorrhage of periwound skin, o/e - mouth - purpuric spots , o/e - petechiae on skin, etc.
According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R23.3:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
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 R23.3 are found in the index:
- - Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (concealed) - R58
- - Petechia, petechiae - R23.3
- - Purpuric spots - R23.3
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bleeding skin
- Blood crust on skin
- Calcaneal petechiae
- Hemorrhage of periwound skin
- O/E - mouth - purpuric spots
- O/E - petechiae on skin
- O/E - petechiae present
- Perifollicular petechiae of skin
- Petechiae of skin
- Spontaneous bruising
- Spontaneous ecchymosis
- Steroidal ecchymosis
- Traumatic petechiae
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Information for Patients
Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses
A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin.
Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.
It can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your health care provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.
- Bleeding into the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bruise (Medical Encyclopedia)