Staph infection at specified site?

tag60

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I can't find a code for staph infection at specified site. The one I find, A49.01, says of unspecified site. I may be going about the coding of this incorrectly. Help!

Provider describes area on forehead, just below hairline, where pt has a bump and crusted area.

Dx: Staph infection of skin, A49.01


What is correct way to code this to reflect the site of infection as well as the type of infection?

Thanks in advance!
 

CodingKing

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I'd go with

L08.89 - Other specified local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
followed by
B95.8 - Unspecified staphylococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
 
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