non diabetic foot ulcer

hi how would i code non diabetic foot ulcers etiology neuropathic (as per wound care center), as traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, or chronic ulcers?


  • Neuropathic ulcers are diabetic ulcers

  • edited May 2017
    While neuropathic ulcers are most commonly seen in diabetes, not all cases of neuropathy and the resulting ulcers are caused by diabetes.

    You would code them as a non-pressure ulcer and the neuropathy with the cause of the neuropathy if known

    Other causes of peripheral neuropathy include:
    Renal failure without diabetes
    Hansen's disease
    Spina bifida

    Susan G. Johnsen, RN, MSN, COS-C
    Director, Patient Care. LLUMC Home Health Care
    ph: 909 558 3285

  • edited May 2017
    But there is no diabetes

  • Answer is written above, please scroll up to read

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