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ICD-10-CM Code D46.9
Myelodysplastic syndrome, unspecified

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

D46.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code D46 is used to code Myelodysplastic syndrome

The myelodysplastic syndromes (also known as MDS or myelodysplasia) are hematological (i.e., blood-related) medical conditions with ineffective production (or "dysplasia") of all blood cells.

Specialty: Haematology, Oncology
MeSH Code: D009190
ICD 9 Code: 238.7
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for D46.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Myelodysplasia NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #811-812 - Red blood cell disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #811-812 - Red blood cell disorders without MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for morphology code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'D46.9 - Myelodysplastic syndrome, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D46.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Preleukemia(syndrome) (D46.9)
Myelodysplasia (D46.9)
Myelodysplastic syndrome (D46.9)


Myelodysplastic syndrome, unspecified (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code D46.9 and a single ICD9 code, 238.75 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: D46 - Myelodysplastic syndromes

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