Hello Fellow Coders,

If there is anyone out there that works for a dermatology or vascular please query your provider and ask if lipodermatosclerosis is the same as panniculitis.The last information that was posted on the AAPC forum was from 2007 and I would like something more recent.

Based on my research I have narrowed the code select down to he following:

#1 729.39 Panniculitis other site (above ankle) because that is the site occurrence for lipodermatosclerosis

#2 701.0 Scleroderma, circumscribed or locallized

#3 710.1Scleroderma

Thanks, Renee