2013 icd 9 code for venous insufficiency

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459.81 Venous insufficiency NOS - ICD-9-CM Vol.

What is the ICD 9 code for chronic venous stasis?

venous I87.2 (chronic) (peripheral) Stasis. dermatitis I87.2; ulcer - see Varix, leg, with, ulcer. without varicose veins I87.2; Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative. stasis (venous) - see Varix, leg, with, ulcer. without varicose veins I87.2

How serious is chronic venous insufficiency?

Early symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, like achy legs, might not seem serious. If left untreated, the condition may progress. Serious complications can arise from untreated chronic venous insufficiency. Poor circulation in the legs can cause ulcers to develop. These ulcers may be painful and slow to heal.

Do I have venous insufficiency?

When you experience inflammation in your legs, it usually has to do with the circulation of the blood throughout your body. Due to varicose veins, blood is pooling up in the veins in your legs, and one of the significant symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency disease is swelling of the legs and ankles.

Do you have venous insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is when your veins struggle to send your blood from the legs and arms to the heart. There are a variety of causes of venous insufficiency, but it is most frequently the result of varicose veins or blood clots. There are several different vein treatment options for you, all of which are available through our vein clinic.


Known As

Venous insufficiency is also known as dermatitis stasis, peripheral venous insufficiency, stasis dermatitis without varicosities, stasis dermatitis wo varicosities, stasis ulcer lower extremity, stasis ulcer of leg without varicose veins, venous stasis, venous stasis ulcer of leg wo varicose veins, venous stasis ulceration of lower limb, and venous ulcer of leg.

Venous Insufficiency Definition and Symptoms

Venous insufficiency is when the veins fail to circulate blood properly. This can cause blood to pool in the lower extremities. Symptoms include swelling of the legs or ankles, pain that gets worse when you stand, aching or feeling of heaviness in the legs, weak legs, leg ulcers, feeling of tightness in the calves, and varicose veins.

What is the ICd-9 GEM?

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What is a code note?

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When an excludes2 note appears under a code, is it acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code

When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate. Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

What is the vascular system?

Information for Patients. Vascular Diseases. The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis.

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Article Guidance

This Billing and Coding Article provides billing and coding guidance for Local Coverage Determination (LCD) L38720 Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency of the Lower Extremities.

ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity

It is the provider’s responsibility to select codes carried out to the highest level of specificity and selected from the ICD-10-CM code book appropriate to the year in which the service is rendered for the claim (s) submitted.

ICD-10-CM Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity

All those not listed under the “ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity” section of this article.

Bill Type Codes

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Revenue Codes

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