Icd 10 code for venous stasis ulcer

The ICD code L97 is used to code Venous ulcer . Venous ulcers (venous insufficiency ulceration, stasis ulcers, stasis dermatitis, varicose ulcers, or ulcus cruris) are wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs (hence leg ulcers).:846 They are the major occurrence of chronic wounds, occurring in 70% to 90% of leg …

FAQ icd 10 code for venous stasis ulcer

What is the ICD 10 code for venous ulcer?

| ICD-10 from 2011 – 2016 L97.921 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of non-pressure chronic ulcer of unspecified part of left lower leg limited to breakdown of skin. A ‘billable code’ is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis. Venous ulcer on the back of the right leg.

What is the ICD-10 code for venous stasis?

Venous stasis ICD-10-CM I87.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (s) (MS-DRG v38.0): 302 Atherosclerosis with mcc 303 Atherosclerosis without mcc

What is a venous stasis ulcer?

It is in the crus that the classic venous stasis ulcer occurs. Venous stasis results from damage to the vein valvular system in the lower extremity and in extreme cases allows the pressure in the veins to be higher than the pressure in the arteries.

What is a venous insufficiency ulcer?

Venous ulcers (venous insufficiency ulceration, stasis ulcers, stasis dermatitis, varicose ulcers, or ulcus cruris) are wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs (hence leg ulcers).:846 They are the major occurrence of chronic wounds, occurring in 70% to 90% of leg ulcer cases.

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