2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D75.1

Secondary polycythemia

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Secondary polycythemia
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
    • Other disorders of blood and blood-forming organs
      • Other and unspecified diseases of blood and blood-forming organs

D75.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary polycythemia. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Autosomal dominant secondary polycythemia
  • Autosomal recessive secondary polycythemia not associated with VHL gene
  • Effects of high altitude
  • Erythrocytosis
  • Erythrocytosis caused by low atmospheric pressure
  • Erythrocytosis due to alveolar hypoventilation
  • Erythrocytosis due to autotransfusion
  • Erythrocytosis due to cardiovascular disease
  • Erythrocytosis due to cardiovascular disease
  • 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 pulmonary disease
  • Erythrocytosis due to pulmonary disease
  • Erythrocytosis due to renal cyst
  • Erythrocytosis due to renal tumor
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • Erythrocytosis due to uterine myoma
  • Familial erythrocytosis
  • 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
  • Multiple paraganglioma associated with polycythemia
  • Paraganglioma
  • Polycythemia due to cyanotic heart disease
  • Polycythemia due to cyanotic respiratory disease
  • Polycythemia due to HIF2A mutation
  • Polycythemia due to PHD2 mutation
  • Pseudo-polycythemia
  • Relative polycythemia
  • Relative polycythemia due to acute loss of plasma volume
  • Relative polycythemia due to chronic loss of plasma volume
  • Secondary polycythemia
  • Secondary polycythemia with excess erythropoietin
  • Secondary polycythemia without excess erythropoietin
  • Stress polycythemia
  • TEMPI syndrome

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Carotid Body Tumor

    benign paraganglioma at the bifurcation of the common carotid arteries. it can encroach on the parapharyngeal space and produce dysphagia, pain, and cranial nerve palsies.
  • Glomus Jugulare Tumor

    a paraganglioma involving the glomus jugulare, a microscopic collection of chemoreceptor tissue in the adventitia of the bulb of the jugular vein. it may cause paralysis of the vocal cords, attacks of dizziness, blackouts, and nystagmus. it is not resectable but radiation therapy is effective. it regresses slowly, but permanent control is regularly achieved. (from dorland, 27th ed; stedman, 25th ed; devita jr et al., cancer: principles & practice of oncology, 3d ed, pp1603-4)
  • Paraganglioma

    a neural crest tumor usually derived from the chromoreceptor tissue of a paraganglion, such as the carotid body, or medulla of the adrenal gland (usually called a chromaffinoma or pheochromocytoma). it is more common in women than in men. (stedman, 25th ed; from segen, dictionary of modern medicine, 1992)
  • Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal

    a relatively rare, usually benign neoplasm originating in the chemoreceptor tissue of the carotid body; glomus jugulare; glomus tympanicum; aortic bodies; and the female genital tract. it consists histologically of rounded or ovoid hyperchromatic cells that tend to be grouped in an alveolus-like pattern within a scant to moderate amount of fibrous stroma and a few large thin-walled vascular channels. (from stedman, 27th ed)
  • Carotid Artery, Common

    the two principal arteries supplying the structures of the head and neck. they ascend in the neck, one on each side, and at the level of the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, each divides into two branches, the external (carotid artery, external) and internal (carotid artery, internal) carotid arteries.
  • Secondary Polycythemia

    polycythemia resulting from an elevated concentration of erythropoietin.
  • Erythrocytosis

    abnormally high level of red blood cells in the blood.
  • Familial Polycythemia|Familial Erythrocytosis

    polycythemia that occurs in groups of related individuals.
  • Stress Polycythemia

    polycythemia that is caused by stress.
  • TEMPI Syndrome

    a rare syndrome characterized by telangiectasias, elevated erythropoietin level and erythrocytosis, monoclonal gammopathy, perinephric fluid collections, and intrapulmonary shunting. it is best classified as a type of plasma cell dyscrasia with paraneoplastic manifestations.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

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 References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert D75.1 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 289.0 - Secondary polycythemia

Patient Education

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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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.