AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Anemia, Thrombocytopenia and Neutropenia

Pancytopenia is defined as the presence of anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. When a patient has anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia, would it be appropriate to assign a code for pancytopenia even though pancytopenia is not specifically documented? Must pancytopenia be specifically documented in order to code it as such? ...

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