Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.4
Polycythemia vera
  • ICD-9-CM 238.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 238.4 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 238.4.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 238.4: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 238.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D45 Polycythemia vera
Disease Synonyms
  • Polycythemia vera (clinical)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.4:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Osler (-Vaquez) (polycythemia vera) (M9950/1) 238.4
    • Vaquez (-Osler) (polycythemia vera) (M9950/1) 238.4
  • Osler's
    • disease (M9950/1) (polycythemia vera) 238.4
  • Osler-Vaquez disease (M9950/1) (polycythemia vera) 238.4
  • Polycythemia (primary) (rubra) (vera) (M9950/1) 238.4
    • Gaisböck's (hypertonica) 289.0
  • Vaquez's disease (M9950/1) 238.4
  • Vaquez-Osler disease (polycythemia vera) (M9950/1) 238.4
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