Coding Tip: Reporting Pressure Ulcers

A change has been made in how coders will report pressure ulcers when the stage of the ulcer changes during the admission. Per the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY 2017 Page 51, if a patient presents with a pressure ulcer at one stage and during the admission it progresses to a higher stage, two separate codes would be reported.

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