Dx for pressure ulcer on bka stump

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I cannot find a specific ICD-10 code for pressure ulcer stage 3 for a right BKA amputation stump. I used L89.893 pressure ulcer of other site, stage 3. These are all coming back as a denial because the site isn't specified. Am I using the wrong diagnosis code?

Thanks for the help seems all of these are being denied.
 

LuckyLily

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Use T87.89 (other complications of amputation stump) along with the pressure code.
 

ancoleman22

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I have a note in my book that states not to use the T87.89 for a ulcer of the amputation stump as "Ulcers of the amputation stump are not considered amputation stump complications." It specifically states to "Use the L89 codes for pressure ulcer/injury and the staging system to stage".

Is my book wrong? I have coded this way before and never had a problem. Make sure you have the amputation status code, coded as well.

I would love to hear other peoples thoughts!
 
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