Diseases of the circulatory system
Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified
2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I85
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- I85 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM I85 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of I85 - other international versions of ICD-10 I85 may differ.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
The following code(s) above I85
contain annotation back-references
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
- Applicable To annotations, or
- Code Also annotations, or
- Code First annotations, or
- Excludes1 annotations, or
- Excludes2 annotations, or
- Includes annotations, or
- Note annotations, or
- Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to I85
- Abnormally dilated vein(s) of the esophagus.
- Longitudinal venous varices at the lower end of the esophagus as a result of portal hypertension; they are superficial and liable to ulceration and massive bleeding.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to I85:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To I85
Varicose veins of lower extremities with other complications
Varicose veins of right lower extremity with other complications
Varicose veins of left lower extremity with other complications
Varicose veins of bilateral lower extremities with other complications
Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with other complications
Asymptomatic varicose veins of lower extremities
Asymptomatic varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity
Asymptomatic varicose veins of right lower extremity
Asymptomatic varicose veins of left lower extremity
Asymptomatic varicose veins of bilateral lower extremities
Secondary esophageal varices
Varicose veins of other sites
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.