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ICD9 code

Melissa Posted Thu 01st of August, 2013 12:46:20 PM

Hi I need an ICD9 code for L Heel eschar nonhealing wound with a recent history of trauma and dragging on the carpet? this is NOT a non healing surg wound.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of August, 2013 21:32:19 PM

Difficult one to answer:

I am inclining towards 709.8 for the eschar. E codes :
E928.9 accidental self-inflicted injury
E929.8 Late effects of other accidents

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