My patient has DM, PVD and a stasis ulcer.
Since we link DM and PVD to E11.51 How would I code the stasis ulcer? E11.51 and L97._ _ ? Or would I not link DM and PVD and code I73.9 and L97. _ _ ?
If the physician documents only 'stasis ulcer' then use I87.2 followed by the ulcer code to indicate severity and laterality.
I would still add the E1151