Venous Stasis

Anna Weaver

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What ICD9 code is appropriate? I have seen people use 459.8X and 454.X

According to 3M it is 459.81 venous (peripheral) insufficiency, unspecified. I went to the book then, and looked under venous, it directs you to the condition, I went to Stasis and then under venous and it lists 459.81.

454.xx is for varicose veins
 

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If it's a venous stasis ulcer with VV, use the 454.0. If there's no VV go with the 459.81.
 

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That's what I thought. Just wanted to be sure. We have a new staff member that swears by 454... just for venous stasis... no mention of VV... I just wanted to see what others thought. Thanks a bunch.
 
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