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    Help I am trying to find a diagnosis code to report the Absence of relatively minor pulses, specifically I am looking for the diagnosis code for absence of dorsalis pedis pulse.

    Someone suggested 443.9- Peripheral Vascular disease unspecified. Is there a more specific code we should us since we know which pulse is involved? Any help would be great. Thanks

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    Overland Park Kansas


    Since the site is specified, I can't seem to find a code that would match exactly but I would use 443.89 for Other specified peripheral vascular disease.

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