ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L89.810

Pressure ulcer of head, unstageable

Diagnosis Code L89.810

ICD-10: L89.810
Short Description: Pressure ulcer of head, unstageable
Long Description: Pressure ulcer of head, unstageable
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L89.810

Valid for Submission
The code L89.810 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Pressure ulcer (L89)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L89.810 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 573 - SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC
  • 574 - SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC
  • 575 - SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 576 - SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC
  • 577 - SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC
  • 578 - SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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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

  • Keeping skin clean and dry
  • Changing position every two hours
  • Using pillows and products that relieve pressure

Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.

  • How to care for pressure sores (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Preventing pressure ulcers (Medical Encyclopedia)


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