Billable Medical Code for Venous (Peripheral) Insufficiency, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 459.81
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 459.81.
The Short Description Is: Venous insufficiency NOS.
Venous stasis ulcer is also known as dermatitis stasis, peripheral venous insufficiency, stasis dermatitis without varicosities, stasis dermatitis wo varicosities, stasis ulcer lower extremity, stasis ulcer of leg without varicose veins, venous stasis, venous stasis ulcer of leg wo varicose veins, venous stasis ulceration of lower limb, and venous ulcer of leg. This applies to chronic venous insufficiency NOS.
Venous Stasis Ulcer Definition and Symptoms
Venous stasis ulcer is a shallow would that occurs on the skin when the veins in the leg do not return blood back to the heart as normal. Symptoms are ulcers forming on the sides of the leg above the ankle and below the calf, the skin becoming dark red or purple over areas that blood is leaking out of the vein and dry, itchy skin.