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ICD-9 Blood Diseases

Coding Guidelines Section I.4

T/F When the admission/encounter is for management of an anemia associated with chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy and the only treatment is for the anemia, the anemia is sequeced first followed by code E933.1 True - the appropriate neoplasm code should be assigned as an additional code
T/F When admission/encounter is for management of an anemia associated with the malignancy, and the treatment is only for the anemia, the appropriate anemia code is designated as the pdx followed by codes for the malignance True - code 285.22 may also be used as a secondary code if the patient suffers from anemia and is being treated for the malignancy.
T/F Codes from subcategory 285.2 (anemia of various chronic illness) can be used an pdx/first listed dx if the reason for the encounter is to treat the anemia True - they may also be used as secondary codes if treatment of the anemia is a component of the encounter, but not the primary reason for the encounter.
T/F When you use a coe from subcategory 285.2 (anemia of chronic diseases) it is also necessary to use the code for the chronic condition causing the anemia True
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