Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 440.21
Atherosclerosis of native arteries of the extremities with intermittent claudication
  • Billable Code
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)
  • Short description: Ath ext ntv at w claudct.
  • ICD-9-CM 440.21 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 440.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Atherosclerosis native artery of limb, w intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of artery of limb
  • Atherosclerosis of bilat legs w intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of bilateral legs with intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of both leg native arteries with intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of left leg native artery with intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of left leg w intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of left leg with intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of right leg native artery with intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of right leg w intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of right leg with intermittent claudication
  • Intermittent claudication due to atherosclerosis of native artery of limb
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 440.21 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 440.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I70.219 Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with intermittent claudication, unspecified extremity
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 440.21:
  • Arteriosclerosis, arteriosclerotic (artery) (deformans) (diffuse) (disease) (endarteritis) (general) (obliterans) (obliterative) (occlusive) (senile) (with calcification) 440.9
  • Charcôt's
    • syndrome (intermittent claudication) 443.9
      • due to atherosclerosis 440.21
  • Claudication, intermittent 443.9
    • due to atherosclerosis 440.21
  • Dysbasia 719.7
    • angiosclerotica intermittens 443.9
      • due to atherosclerosis 440.21
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Charcôt's (intermittent claudication) 443.9
      • angina cruris 443.9
      • due to atherosclerosis 440.21
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