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Infected Ulcer of the Leg
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A patient comes in for lab work for "infected leg ulcer". We could only comes up with the ulcer code. Do/should we also report a code for the infection? 686.9 or 136.9?
The index for ICD-9 includes "Infection, skin, ulcer 707.9." Therefore, only the 707 category code would be necessary for an infected leg ulcer.
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