Neutropenic Fever ICD-10-CM Codes

Read this short guide and learn about neutropenic fever ICD codes you can use. Discover billing and clinical information.

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Neutropenic Fever ICD-10-CM Codes
Neutropenic Fever ICD-10-CM Codes

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.

Clinical information

  • 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.

Synonyms include:

  • 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
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Commonly asked questions

Are there any unbillable neutropenic fever ICD codes?

Yes, but we don’t recommend using them because they are invalid.

How is neutropenia diagnosed?

Healthcare professionals will conduct a complete blood count. They might take a sample of bone marrow if needed.

How is neutropenia treated?

Healthcare professionals may administer/prescribe antibiotics, corticosteroids, and/or G-CSFs.

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