ICD-9 Code 208.11

Chronic leukemia of unspecified cell type, in remission

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208.11 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic leukemia of unspecified cell type, in remission. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 208.11
Short Description:Chr leuk uns cl w rmson
Long Description:Chronic leukemia of unspecified cell type, in remission

Convert 208.11 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • C95.11 - Chronic leukemia of unspecified cell type, in remission

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of lymphatic and hematopoietic tissue (200-208)
      • 208 Leukemia of unspecified cell type

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Leukemia

Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. These cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work.

There are different types of leukemia, including

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia

Leukemia can develop quickly or slowly. Chronic leukemia grows slowly. In acute leukemia, the cells are very abnormal and their number increases rapidly. Adults can get either type; children with leukemia most often have an acute type.Some leukemias can often be cured. Other types are hard to cure, but you can often control them. Treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplantation. Even if symptoms disappear, you might need therapy to prevent a relapse.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • B-cell leukemia/lymphoma panel
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Bone marrow transplant - discharge
  • Hairy cell leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.