2022 ICD-10-CM Code I87.0

Postthrombotic syndrome

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:I87.0
Short Description:Postthrombotic syndrome
Long Description:Postthrombotic syndrome

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
      • Other disorders of veins (I87)

I87.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of postthrombotic syndrome. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Postthrombotic syndrome

Non-specific codes like I87.0 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 postthrombotic syndrome:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I87.00 for Postthrombotic syndrome without complications
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.001 for Postthrombotic syndrome without complications of right lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.002 for Postthrombotic syndrome without complications of left lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.003 for Postthrombotic syndrome without complications of bilateral lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.009 for Postthrombotic syndrome without complications of unspecified extremity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I87.01 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.011 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer of right lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.012 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer of left lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.013 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer of bilateral lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.019 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer of unspecified lower extremity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I87.02 for Postthrombotic syndrome with inflammation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.021 for Postthrombotic syndrome with inflammation of right lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.022 for Postthrombotic syndrome with inflammation of left lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.023 for Postthrombotic syndrome with inflammation of bilateral lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.029 for Postthrombotic syndrome with inflammation of unspecified lower extremity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I87.03 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer and inflammation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.031 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer and inflammation of right lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.032 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer and inflammation of left lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.033 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer and inflammation of bilateral lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.039 for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer and inflammation of unspecified lower extremity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I87.09 for Postthrombotic syndrome with other complications
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.091 for Postthrombotic syndrome with other complications of right lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.092 for Postthrombotic syndrome with other complications of left lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.093 for Postthrombotic syndrome with other complications of bilateral lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.099 for Postthrombotic syndrome with other complications of unspecified lower extremity

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I87.0:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Deep Vein Thrombosis

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)