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General Surgery Coding Alert


453.5 Crosswalks to Multiple Specific Vein Codes

Get more info to accurately report chronic DVT cases. Just one ICD-9 code tells the story for chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities. But you won’t be able to count on that code anymore when ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1.   Instead, you’ll need to know a host of codes based on the specific vein. [...]