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ICD-10-CM Code R71.8
Other abnormality of red blood cells

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

R71.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other abnormality of red blood cells. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R71 is used to code Anisocytosis

Anisocytosis is a medical term meaning that a patient's red blood cells are of unequal size. This is commonly found in anemia and other blood conditions. False diagnostic flagging may be triggered by an elevated WBC count, agglutinated RBCs, RBC fragments, giant platelets or platelet clumps. In addition, it is a characteristic feature of bovine blood.

ICD 9 Code: 790.09

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R71.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Abnormal red-cell morphology NOS
Abnormal red-cell volume NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

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

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Hereditary spherocytosis due to spectrin deficiency (disorder)
  • Hereditary spherocytosis due to beta spectrin defect (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R71.8 - Other abnormality of red blood cells'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R71.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Other abnormality of red blood cells (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 790.09 was previously used, R71.8 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: R71 - Abnormality of red blood cells

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