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    What diagnosis code would you use for venous reflux?

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    Apr 2007
    Bay City


    I would look at 459.81 Venous Insufficiency, this is an unspecified code, but without a little more information its the best I could come up with

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    Albany, New York


    Perhaps 459.89?
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    I would also code it, 459.81 Venous Insufficiency. From info below, it appears that the reflux is a physiology of venous insufficiency.

    "In venous insufficiency states, venous blood escapes from its normal antegrade path of flow and refluxes backward down the veins into an already congested leg."

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