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Help with diagnoses codes for pancytopenia due to myelodysplasitc syndrome

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    Question Help with diagnoses codes for pancytopenia due to myelodysplasitc syndrome
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    I find the 284.1 but it says excludes pancytopenia due to myelodysplastic syndrome (238.72-238.75) Does that mean that I can not use 284.1 at all or can I use 238.75 first followed by 284.1 or just 238.75 which does not address the whole statment?

    thanks for your help
    Debbie Potts England
    Lyles, TN 37098

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    Because 284.1 excludes the 238.75 then I would only code the MDS 238.75.
    Stephanie Thebarge, CPC, CEMC, CHONC
    Past Portland AAPC Chapter President
    Coding Compliance Specialist
    Feel free to message me with questions

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