2021 ICD-10-CM Code I87.33

Chronic venous hypertension (idiopathic) with ulcer and inflammation

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I87.33 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chronic venous hypertension (idiopathic) with ulcer and inflammation. 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:I87.33
Short Description:Chronic venous hypertension w ulcer and inflammation
Long Description:Chronic venous hypertension (idiopathic) with ulcer and inflammation

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Chronic venous hypertension w ulcer and inflammation

Non-specific codes like I87.33 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 chronic venous hypertension w ulcer and inflammation:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.331 for Chronic venous hypertension (idiopathic) with ulcer and inflammation of right lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.332 for Chronic venous hypertension (idiopathic) with ulcer and inflammation of left lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.333 for Chronic venous hypertension (idiopathic) with ulcer and inflammation of bilateral lower extremity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I87.339 for Chronic venous hypertension (idiopathic) with ulcer and inflammation 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 I87.33:


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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 I87.33 are found in the index:

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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)