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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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    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?
    Thanks.

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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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    I like that one a lot. Thanks.

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    Default Lower leg ischemia

    Yeah, I agree with Zellerdh. I would use 459.89
    Thanks,


    Gabriel Rafael Aponte, MBA, RN, CPC, COC, CIC, CRC, CPMA, CCC, CHONC, CCS, CCS-P
    Coder

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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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    444.09

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    That is the same code that I just used for ischemia in the hand - 459.89

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    440.24

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    It should ber 440.24, arteriosclerosis, extremities, w/gangrene
    Thanks
    Dana Westerman
    Medical Investigations Analyst II
    CPC-A, CPMA

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