What neutropenic fever ICD codes can I use?
There are no specific neutropenic fever ICD codes for billing and coding. However, you can use the following ICD codes instead:
- D70.9 - Neutropenia, unspecified
This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have neutropenia. As to what caused it, well, it’s unspecified. Since it’s possible to get a fever caused by neutropenia, referred to as neutropenic fever or febrile neutropenia,, this ICD-10 code can be used.
- D70.8 - Other neutropenia
This is the same as Item 1. But it’s best used only if your patient has neutropenia that doesn’t have a specific ICD-10 code.
- P61.5 - Transient neonatal neutropenia
This ICD-10 code is meant for neonatal patients confirmed to have transient neonatal neutropenia. If they have a fever accompanying the neutropenia, you may use this ICD-10 code.
- R50.81 - Fever presenting with conditions classified elsewhere
This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on patients confirmed to have fever as a result of certain conditions. You may use this for neutropenic fever cases.
Are these neutropenic fever ICD codes billable?
Yes. The aforementioned neutropenic fever-related ICD-10 codes are valid and billable.
- Neutropenic fever is a serious condition most commonly observed in patients undergoing cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy. It arises due to a low count of neutrophils, a white blood cell that fights infections.
- Symptoms include a high fever exceeding 100.4°F (38°C), alongside other signs like chills, sweating, sore throat, abdominal pain, and breath shortness.
- Patients with neutropenic fever are highly susceptible to infections, as their immune system lacks the necessary defense. Even minor injuries or infections can escalate rapidly.
- Immediate medical attention is crucial to combat the potential life-threatening infections associated with this condition. Treatment often involves hospitalization, antibiotics, and antifungal medicines.
- Preventative measures include practicing good hygiene, avoiding crowded places, and adhering to a diet that minimizes the risk of food-borne infections.
- Adult chronic idiopathic neutropenia
- Chronic idiopathic neutropenia
- Immune neutropenia
- Neutropenia associated with infectious disease
- Neutropenia with AIDS
- Neutropenic disorder
- Refractory neutropenia
- Acquired neutropenia
- Febrile neutropenia