AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Radionecrosis of Skin and Soft Tissue

The patient developed necrosis of the skin and soft tissue because of radiation therapy. ICD-10-CM’s Alphabetic Index under necrosis, radiation states, “see Necrosis, by site.” However, there is no entry for soft tissue necrosis. What is the appropriate code assignment for soft tissue radionecrosis (STRN)?  ...

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