AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

POA Indicator for Pressure Ulcer Progression

We understand that the ICD-10-CM codes for pressure ulcers include the location of the ulcer as well as the stage. What is the correct diagnosis code and present on admission (POA) indicator for a patient admitted to the hospital with a stage 2 pressure ulcer of the left heel that worsens during the hospitalization and becomes a stage 3 ulcer? ...

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