ICD-10-CM Code D75.1

Secondary polycythemia

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

D75.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary polycythemia. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D75.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like andes disease, chronic mountain sickness, erythrocytosis, erythrocytosis due to alveolar hypoventilation, erythrocytosis due to autotransfusion, erythrocytosis due to cardiovascular disease, etc

Short Description:Secondary polycythemia
Long Description:Secondary polycythemia

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D75.1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Acquired polycythemia
  • Emotional polycythemia
  • Erythrocytosis NOS
  • Hypoxemic polycythemia
  • Nephrogenous polycythemia
  • Polycythemia due to erythropoietin
  • Polycythemia due to fall in plasma volume
  • Polycythemia due to high altitude
  • Polycythemia due to stress
  • Polycythemia NOS
  • Relative polycythemia

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • polycythemia neonatorum P61.1
  • polycythemia vera D45

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code D75.1 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Andes disease
  • Chronic mountain sickness
  • Erythrocytosis
  • Erythrocytosis due to alveolar hypoventilation
  • Erythrocytosis due to autotransfusion
  • Erythrocytosis due to cardiovascular disease
  • Erythrocytosis due to cardiovascular disease
  • Erythrocytosis due to cerebellar hemangioma
  • Erythrocytosis due to cyanotic congenital heart disease
  • Erythrocytosis due to defective oxygen transport
  • Erythrocytosis due to endocrine disorder
  • Erythrocytosis due to hepatoma
  • Erythrocytosis due to hydronephrosis
  • Erythrocytosis due to low atmospheric pressure
  • Erythrocytosis due to pulmonary disease
  • Erythrocytosis due to renal cyst
  • Erythrocytosis due to renal tumor
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to uterine myoma
  • Familial erythrocytosis
  • Gaisbock's syndrome
  • Hemoglobinopathy with erythrocytosis
  • Hemoglobinopathy with erythrocytosis
  • High oxygen affinity hemoglobin polycythemia
  • Idiopathic erythrocytosis
  • Inappropriate secondary erythrocytosis
  • Inappropriate secondary erythrocytosis
  • Inappropriate secondary erythrocytosis
  • Inappropriate secondary erythrocytosis
  • Inappropriate secondary erythrocytosis
  • Inappropriate secondary erythrocytosis
  • Inappropriate secondary erythrocytosis
  • Polycythemia due to cyanotic heart disease
  • Polycythemia due to cyanotic respiratory disease
  • Pseudo-polycythemia
  • Relative polycythemia
  • Secondary polycythemia
  • Secondary polycythemia with excess erythropoietin
  • Secondary polycythemia without excess erythropoietin
  • Stress polycythemia
  • TEMPI syndrome

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D75.1 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert D75.1 to ICD-9

  • 289.0 - Secondary polycythemia

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Other disorders of blood and blood-forming organs (D70-D77)
      • Other and unsp diseases of blood and blood-forming organs (D75)

Code History

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

Information for Patients

Blood Disorders

Your blood is living tissue made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent your blood from doing its job. They can be acute or chronic. Many blood disorders are inherited. Other causes include other diseases, side effects of medicines, and a lack of certain nutrients in your diet.

Types of blood disorders include

  • Platelet disorders, excessive clotting, and bleeding problems, which affect how your blood clots
  • Anemia, which happens when your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body
  • Cancers of the blood, such as leukemia and myeloma
  • Eosinophilic disorders, which are problems with one type of white blood cell.

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