ICD-10-CM Code I83.0

Varicose veins of lower extremities with ulcer

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

I83.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of varicose veins of lower extremities with ulcer. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:I83.0
Short Description:Varicose veins of lower extremities with ulcer
Long Description:Varicose veins of lower extremities with ulcer

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • I83.00 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer
  • I83.001 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer of thigh
  • I83.002 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer of calf
  • I83.003 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer of ankle
  • I83.004 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer of heel and midfoot
  • I83.005 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer other part of foot
  • I83.008 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer other part of lower leg
  • I83.009 - Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer of unspecified site
  • I83.01 - Varicose veins of right lower extremity with ulcer
  • I83.011 - Varicose veins of right lower extremity with ulcer of thigh
  • I83.012 - Varicose veins of right lower extremity with ulcer of calf
  • I83.013 - Varicose veins of right lower extremity with ulcer of ankle
  • I83.014 - Varicose veins of right lower extremity with ulcer of heel and midfoot
  • I83.015 - Varicose veins of right lower extremity with ulcer other part of foot
  • I83.018 - Varicose veins of right lower extremity with ulcer other part of lower leg
  • I83.019 - Varicose veins of right lower extremity with ulcer of unspecified site
  • I83.02 - Varicose veins of left lower extremity with ulcer
  • I83.021 - Varicose veins of left lower extremity with ulcer of thigh
  • I83.022 - Varicose veins of left lower extremity with ulcer of calf
  • I83.023 - Varicose veins of left lower extremity with ulcer of ankle
  • I83.024 - Varicose veins of left lower extremity with ulcer of heel and midfoot
  • I83.025 - Varicose veins of left lower extremity with ulcer other part of foot
  • I83.028 - Varicose veins of left lower extremity with ulcer other part of lower leg
  • I83.029 - Varicose veins of left lower extremity with ulcer of unspecified site

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I83.0:

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The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code to identify severity of ulcer L97

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code I83.0 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
      • Varicose veins of lower extremities (I83)

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin. They usually occur in the legs, but also can form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein.

Your veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.

Varicose veins are very common. You are more at risk if you are older, are female, have obesity, don't exercise, or have a family history of varicose veins. They can also be more common in pregnancy.

Doctors often diagnose varicose veins from a physical exam. Sometimes you may need additional tests.

Exercising, losing weight, elevating your legs when resting, and not crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. If varicose veins are painful or you don't like the way they look, your doctor may recommend procedures to remove them.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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