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Pre-ulcers (feet/Podiatric)

  1. Question 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.

    email to demorrison@GRHC.ORG

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    I think I would code it as callus and then of course any other comorbidity factors (diabetes, etc)

    Here is what it looks like:

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