The last six months of ICD10 implementation has brought about many new challenges and learning opportunities for both providers and coding professionals. One such opportunity is the documentation of peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Documenting PVD without further specificity in ICD-10 codes to I73.9, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Unspecified.
In order to document most specifically for PVD, it’s important to include these components in your documentation:
- Location of vein/artery affected
- Whether the vein/artery is native or a graft (and type of graft if…