2022 ICD-10-CM Code D61.8

Other specified aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D61.8
Short Description:Oth aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes
Long Description:Other specified aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Aplastic and other anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes (D60-D64)
      • Oth aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes (D61)

D61.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Oth aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes

Non-specific codes like D61.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for oth aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D61.81 for Pancytopenia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D61.810 for Antineoplastic chemotherapy induced pancytopenia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D61.811 for Other drug-induced pancytopenia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D61.818 for Other pancytopenia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D61.82 for Myelophthisis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D61.89 for Other specified aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes

Information for Patients


Aplastic Anemia

Aplastic anemia is a rare but serious blood disorder. If you have it, your bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. There are different types, including Fanconi anemia. Causes include

In many people, the cause is unknown.

Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and shortness of breath. It can cause heart problems such as an irregular heartbeat, an enlarged heart, and heart failure. You may also have frequent infections and bleeding.

Your doctor will diagnose aplastic anemia based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and test results. Once your doctor knows the cause and severity of the condition, he or she can create a treatment plan for you. Treatments include blood transfusions, blood and marrow stem cell transplants, and medicines.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Bone Marrow Diseases

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your body, the white blood cells that fight infections, and the platelets that help with blood clotting.

With bone marrow disease, there are problems with the stem cells or how they develop:

Causes of bone marrow diseases include genetics and environmental factors. Tests for bone marrow diseases include blood and bone marrow tests. Treatments depend on the disorder and how severe it is. They might involve medicines, blood transfusions or a bone marrow transplant.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)