Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 440.20
Atherosclerosis of native arteries of the extremities, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)
  • Short description: Athscl extrm ntv art NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 440.20 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 440.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Atherosclerosis native artery of limb
  • Atherosclerosis of bilat legs
  • Atherosclerosis of bilateral legs
  • Atherosclerosis of both leg native arteries
  • Atherosclerosis of left leg
  • Atherosclerosis of left leg native artery
  • Atherosclerosis of native arteries of the extremities
  • Atherosclerosis of native artery of limb
  • Atherosclerosis of right leg
  • Atherosclerosis of right leg native artery
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 440.20 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 440.20 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I70.209 Unspecified atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities, unspecified extremity
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 440.20:
  • Angina (attack) (cardiac) (chest) (effort) (heart) (pectoris) (syndrome) (vasomotor) 413.9
    • cruris 443.9
      • due to atherosclerosis NEC (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
  • Arteriosclerosis, arteriosclerotic (artery) (deformans) (diffuse) (disease) (endarteritis) (general) (obliterans) (obliterative) (occlusive) (senile) (with calcification) 440.9
    • medial NEC (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
    • Mönckeberg's (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
  • Calcification
    • medial (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • artery, arterial (atheromatous) (calcareous) - see also Arteriosclerosis
      • amyloid 277.39
      • lardaceous 277.39
      • medial NEC (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
    • Mönckeberg's (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Mönckeberg's (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
  • Mönckeberg's arteriosclerosis, degeneration, disease, or sclerosis (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
  • Occlusion
    • arteries of extremities, lower 444.22
      • without thrombus or embolus (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
      • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
      • upper 444.21
        • without thrombus or embolus (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
        • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
    • peripheral arteries (lower extremity) 444.22
      • without thrombus or embolus (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
      • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
      • upper extremity 444.21
        • without thrombus or embolus (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
        • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
  • Sclerosis, sclerotic
    • Mönckeberg's (medial) (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
    • peripheral arteries (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
  • Stenosis (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • artery NEC (see also Arteriosclerosis) 447.1
      • basilar - see Narrowing, artery, basilar
      • carotid (common) (internal) - see Narrowing, artery, carotid
      • celiac 447.4
      • cerebral 437.0
        • due to
          • embolism (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
          • thrombus (see also Thrombosis, brain) 434.0
      • extremities 440.20
      • precerebral - see Narrowing, artery, precerebral
      • pulmonary (congenital) 747.31
      • renal 440.1
      • vertebral - see Narrowing, artery, vertebral
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