A 46-year-old member asked:
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what is the diagnosis code for open venous stasis ulcers?

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Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
ICD-9: Per icd-9, the diagnostic code is 454.0.
Answered on Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
32 years experience Podiatry
there are several: In icd9 coding book. If you look up ulcer, stasis, then it leads you to with varicose vein 454.0, without varicose vein 459.81 or inflamed or infected 454.2 the 454.0 specifically states varicose vein with ulcer.
Answered on Nov 23, 2013
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Coding: Not sure why codes are important to you. There are a group of codes that describe venous hypertension, with and without inflammation, and with and without ulceration. There are another set of codes that describe ulcerations and these vary depending on the location along the lower extremity that they are found.
Answered on Mar 15, 2014

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