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Coding of varicose veins

  1. Default Coding of varicose veins
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    Is it correct to code 454.0 with 454.8; both diagnoses are present on separate lower extremities.

    I'm questioning this based on coding guidance for codes 440.20-440.29 which states that patients who have an ulcer are coded only to 440.23, whether they have rest pain or claudication (other symptoms), and no other lesser code is used.

    I do not see this same coding clarification listed under code range 454.0-454.8.

    Is there guidance available for this code range?
    Last edited by lmhawley; 09-26-2014 at 11:00 AM. Reason: Clarification of my question

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