Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.73
High grade myelodysplastic syndrome lesions
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Hi grde myelodys syn les.
  • ICD-9-CM 238.73 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 238.73 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anemia, excess blasts in transformation, refractor
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome lesions, high grade
  • Refractory anemia w excess blasts
  • Refractory anemia w excess blasts in transformation
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts (clinical)
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation (clinical)
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts-1
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts-2
Applies To
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts-2 (RAEB-2)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 238.73 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D46.22 Refractory anemia with excess of blasts 2
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.73:
  • Anemia 285.9
  • Lesion(s)
    • high grade myelodysplastic syndrome 238.73
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • high grade myelodysplastic 238.73
      • with 5q deletion 238.73
    • myelodysplastic 238.75
      • with 5q deletion 238.74
      • lesions, low grade 238.72
      • high grade with 5q deletion 238.73
      • therapy-related 289.83
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