Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 456.21
Esophageal varices in diseases classified elsewhere, without mention of bleeding
  • Short description: Esoph varice oth dis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 456.21 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 456.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 456.21.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 456.21: 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 456.21 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I85.10 Secondary esophageal varices without bleeding
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 456.21:
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