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Old 01-23-2009, 02:50 PM
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Question Lower leg ischemia

can i use the icd9 code 443.9 for lower leg ischemia? what's a better dx code? thank you!!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:27 PM
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Question In the same boat

Glad I'm not the only one that has trouble with this dx. How about 459.9 - vascular occlusion NEC when all they give is lower leg ischemia without any mention of thrombosis or stenosis or PVD or anything to go on, which happens often. Anyone have a better suggestion?
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:50 PM
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Default ischemia

You could also try 459.89 other specified disorders of circulatory system: Other.

Not sure which would be best. This is pretty generic.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:02 PM
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I like that one a lot. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:13 PM
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Default Lower leg ischemia

Yeah, I agree with Zellerdh. I would use 459.89
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Question occlusion/thrombosis aortoiliac system

What ICD-9 code would you use for occlusion/thrombosis of the arotoiliac system bilaterally, including the common femorals, SFA's and distal?
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:59 AM
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