Pre-ulcers (feet/Podiatric)

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Can anyone give me some insight as to how to code for pre-ulcers? Is it a callus, or is it an ulcer? My DPM's tell me that a pre-ulcer is a callus that will become an ulcer if not treated, but the only referrence I can find in the ICD9 is under "Pressure; pre-ulcer, skin changes limited to persistant focal eryhtema (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.21.

707.21 is listed under Ulcer as a Stage I (healing) Ulcer.

Any insight one of you can give me will be appreciated.

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