ICD-10-CM Code I86
Varicose veins of other sites
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code I86 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of I86 that describes the diagnosis 'varicose veins of other sites' in more detail.
- I86 Varicose veins of other sites NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code I86 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
Coding Notes for I86 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Varicose veins of unspecified site - instead, use code I83.9-
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Retinal varices - instead, use code H35.0-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I86 - Varicose veins of other sites'
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