2021 ICD-10-CM Code I82.4

Acute embolism and thrombosis of deep veins of lower extremity

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:I82.4
Short Description:Acute embolism and thrombosis of deep veins of low extrm
Long Description:Acute embolism and thrombosis of deep veins of lower extremity

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
      • Other venous embolism and thrombosis (I82)

I82.4 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acute embolism and thrombosis of deep veins of lower extremity. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Acute embolism and thrombosis of deep veins of low extrm

Non-specific codes like I82.4 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for acute embolism and thrombosis of deep veins of low extrm:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.40 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.401 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of right lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.402 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of left lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.403 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of lower extremity, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.409 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of unspecified lower extremity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.41 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of femoral vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.411 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of right femoral vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.412 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of left femoral vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.413 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of femoral vein, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.419 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified femoral vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.42 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of iliac vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.421 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of right iliac vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.422 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of left iliac vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.423 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of iliac vein, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.429 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified iliac vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.43 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of popliteal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.431 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of right popliteal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.432 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of left popliteal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.433 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of popliteal vein, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.439 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified popliteal vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.44 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of tibial vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.441 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of right tibial vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.442 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of left tibial vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.443 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of tibial vein, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.449 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified tibial vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.45 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of peroneal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.451 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of right peroneal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.452 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of left peroneal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.453 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of peroneal vein, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.459 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified peroneal vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.46 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of calf muscular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.461 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of right calf muscular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.462 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of left calf muscular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.463 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of calf muscular vein, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.469 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified calf muscular vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.49 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of other specified deep vein of lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.491 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of other specified deep vein of right lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.492 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of other specified deep vein of left lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.493 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of other specified deep vein of lower extremity, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.499 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of other specified deep vein of unspecified lower extremity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.4Y for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of proximal lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.4Y1 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of right proximal lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.4Y2 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of left proximal lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.4Y3 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of proximal lower extremity, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.4Y9 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of unspecified proximal lower extremity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.4Z for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of distal lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.4Z1 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of right distal lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.4Z2 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of left distal lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.4Z3 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of distal lower extremity, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.4Z9 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of unspecified distal lower extremity

Information for Patients


Blood Clots

Also called: Hypercoagulability

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. After the bleeding stops and healing takes place, your body usually breaks down and removes the clot. But some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly.

Risk factors for excessive blood clotting include

Blood clots can form in, or travel to, the blood vessels in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and limbs. A clot in the veins deep in the limbs is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT usually affects the deep veins of the legs. If a blood clot in a deep vein breaks off and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs and blocks blood flow, it is called a pulmonary embolism. Other complications of blood clots include stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, kidney failure, and pregnancy-related problems.Treatments for blood clots include blood thinners and other medicines.
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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Also called: DVT

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh. If the vein swells, the condition is called thrombophlebitis. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.

Sitting still for a long time can make you more likely to get a DVT. Some medicines and disorders that increase your risk for blood clots can also lead to DVTs. Common symptoms are

Treatment includes medicines to ease pain and inflammation, break up clots and keep new clots from forming. Keeping the affected area raised and applying moist heat can also help. If you are taking a long car or plane trip, take a break, walk or stretch your legs and drink plenty of liquids.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)