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ICD-10-CM Code I83.90
Asymptomatic varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Adult Only
Adult Only
Code is only used for patients 15 years old or older.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

I83.90 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of asymptomatic varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity. 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.

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
MeSH Codes: D014648, D014648, D014648, D014648
ICD 9 Codes: 454, 455, 456, 671

Leg affected by varicose veins

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for I83.90 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Varicose veins NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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 'I83.90 - Asymptomatic varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code I83.90. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Varix(lower limb) (ruptured) (I83.90)
Varix(lower limb) (ruptured) (I83.90) +

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Asymptomatic varicose veins (approximate match)

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 I83.90 and a single ICD9 code, 454.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: I83.9 - Asymptomatic varicose veins of lower extremities

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/I8390