ICD-10-CM Code I83.899
Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremities with other complications
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Adult OnlyCode is only used for patients 15 years old or older.
I83.899 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of varicose veins of unspecified lower extremities with other complications. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code I83 is used to code Varicose veins
Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Veins have pairs of leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards (retrograde flow or venous reflux). Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood to the heart (the skeletal-muscle pump), against the effects of gravity. When veins become varicose, the leaflets of the valves no longer meet properly, and the valves do not work (valvular incompetence). This allows blood to flow backwards and they enlarge even more. Varicose veins are most common in the superficial veins of the legs, which are subject to high pressure when standing. Besides being a cosmetic problem, varicose veins can be painful, especially when standing. Severe long-standing varicose veins can lead to leg swelling, venous eczema, skin thickening (lipodermatosclerosis) and ulceration. Life-threatening complications are uncommon, but varicose veins may be confused with deep vein thrombosis, which may be life-threatening.
|MeSH Codes:||D014648, D014648, D014648, D014648|
|ICD 9 Codes:||454, 455, 456, 671|
Leg affected by varicose veins
- DRG Group #299-301 - Peripheral vascular disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #299-301 - Peripheral vascular disorders with CC.
- DRG Group #299-301 - Peripheral vascular disorders without CC or MCC.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider laterality specification
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I83.899 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremities with other complications'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code I83.899 and a single ICD9 code, 454.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.