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Radiology Coding Alert

Multiply Your Varicose Vein Dx Options

Laterality is the key to the right code. When reporting varicose veins in ICD-10, you have options with fifth and sixth character of the codes which make the codes far specific than the ICD-9 options. When your radiologist diagnoses varicose veins with ulcers, under ICD-9 you report 454.0 (Varicose veins of lower extremities with ulcer). “ICD-9 code 454.0 is currently [...]