Wiki ICD-10 code for Asymptomatic PAD

Community Wiki

This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on AAPC for 30 days and have made 5 posts. Learn More
B
Code: I73.9
Peripheral vascular disease, unspecified
Excludes 1: atherosclerosis of the extremities (I70.2--I70.7-)
Intermittent claudication
Peripheral angiopathy NOS
Spasm of artery
Parent Code Notes: I73
Excludes2: chilblains (T69.1)
frostbite (T33-T34)
immersion hand or foot (T69.0-)
spasm of cerebral artery (G45.9)

Category Notes
Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries (I70-I79)

Coding Guidelines
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)
Excludes 2: certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
neoplasms (C00-D49)
symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
transient cerebral ischemic attacks and related syndromes (G45.-)

Coastal Coder

Networker
Messages
45
Location
Roanoke, VA
Best answers
0
Does anyone know of a better code for a patient with asymptomatic PAD? We are using I73.9 but it's nonspecific so I don't like using it but I have found nothing else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
Top