Billable Medical Code for Edema
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 782.3
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 782.3.
Pedal edema is also known as anasarca, ankle edema, ankle swelling, edema (swelling), edema (swelling) leg, edema (swelling) arms and legs, edema of face, edema of foot, edema of lower extremity, edema localized, edema lower extremity, edema peripheral, facial edema, leg edema, localized edema, pedal edema, pedal edema (foot swelling), and peripheral edema. This excludes ascites (789.51-789.59), edema of: newborn NOS (778.5), pregnancy (642.0-642.9, 646.1), fluid retention (276.69), hydrops fetalis (773.3, 778.0), hydrothorax (511.81-511.89), and nutrional edema (260, 262). This applies to anasarca, dropsy, and localized edema NOS.
Pedal Edema Definition and Symptoms
Pedal edema is swelling of the ankles and feet. This can be caused by many things, the most common causes are allergic reactions, pregnancy, heart disease, obstruction of blood flow, medications, and kidney disease.