2021 ICD-10-CM Code I87.01

Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I87.01 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 with ulcer. 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.

ICD-10:I87.01
Short Description:Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer
Long Description:Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Postthrombotic syndrome with ulcer

Non-specific codes like I87.01 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 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

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 I87.01:


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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.

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 I87.01 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


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)