Billable Medical Code for Peripheral Vascular Disease, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 443.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 443.9.
The Short Description Is: Periph vascular dis NOS
Peripheral Vascular Disease is also known as arterial insufficiency posterial tibial, claudication due to peripheral vascular disease, claudication in peripheral vascular disease, gangrene due to peripheral vascular disease, intermittent claudication, pain at rest due to peripheral vascular disease, peripheral arterial insufficiency, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, peripheral artery disease, peripheral artery insufficiency, peripheral vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease w pain at rest, peripheral vascular disease rest pain, posterior tibial artery insufficiency, secondary peripheral vascular disease, tissue necrosis in peripheral vascular disease, tissue necrosis w gangrene in peripheral vascular disease. This excludes atherosclerosis of the arteries of the extremities and spasm of cerebral artery. This applies to intermittent claudication NOS and peripheral: angiopathy NOS, vascular disease NOS, spasm of artery.
Peripheral Vascular Disease Definition and Symptoms
Peripheral Vascular Disease is the obstruction of large arteries anywhere in the body excluding the coronary, aortic arch vasculature, or brain. Symptoms include claudication; pain, weakness, numbness, or cramping in the muscles due to lack of blood flow. Also, sores, wounds or ulcers that heal very slowly or not at all, change in color and temperature in limbs, and decreased hair and nail growth.