I have a question re: vein mapping. We use ICD 9 code 707.(10-19) when we can, however, for claudicators, those with rest pain etc. what is the best code to use. I have been told to use 451.0 (superficial phlebitis) with V71.7 (condition not found). It has also been suggested to use 729.5 (limb pain). Any thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Hank Arellano, BS, RVT
Vascular Institute of the Rockies