2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L89.81

Pressure ulcer of head

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L89.81 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L89.81 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L89.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 L89.81 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Pressure ulcer of face
The following code(s) above L89.81 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to L89.81:
  • L00-L99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range L00-L99

    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • lipomelanotic reticulosis (I89.8)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
    • viral warts (B07.-)
    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • L89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L89

    Pressure ulcer

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • any associated gangrene (I96)
    Includes
    • bed sore
    • decubitus ulcer
    • plaster ulcer
    • pressure area
    • pressure sore
    Type 2 Excludes
    Pressure ulcer
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L89.81:
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • pressure (pressure area) L89.9-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L89.9-

      Pressure ulcer of unspecified site

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • stage 1 (healing) (pre-ulcer skin changes limited to persistent focal edema)
        • face L89.81-
        • head L89.81-
      • stage 2 (healing) (abrasion, blister, partial thickness skin loss involving epidermis and/or dermis)
        • face L89.81-
        • head L89.81-
      • stage 3 (healing) (full thickness skin loss involving damage or necrosis of subcutaneous tissue)
        • face L89.81-
        • head L89.81-
      • stage 4 (healing) (necrosis of soft tissues through to underlying muscle, tendon, or bone)
        • face L89.81-
        • head L89.81-
      • unspecified stage
        • face L89.81-
        • head L89.81-
      • unstageable
        • face L89.81-
        • head L89.81-
      • face L89.81-
      • head L89.81-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L89.81
L89.614 …… stage 4
L89.619 …… unspecified stage
L89.62 Pressure ulcer of left heel
L89.620 …… unstageable
L89.621 …… stage 1
L89.622 …… stage 2
L89.623 …… stage 3
L89.624 …… stage 4
L89.629 …… unspecified stage
L89.8 Pressure ulcer of other site
L89.81 Pressure ulcer of head
L89.810 …… unstageable
L89.811 …… stage 1
L89.812 …… stage 2
L89.813 …… stage 3
L89.814 …… stage 4
L89.819 …… unspecified stage
L89.89 Pressure ulcer of other site
L89.890 …… unstageable
L89.891 …… stage 1
L89.892 …… stage 2

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.