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Know clinical implications of blood cell count variances

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, November 1, 2010

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Coders should understand that the body produces blood cells through bone marrow, which is part of the hematopoietic system. Those cells then reside in peripheral blood in the arteries and veins. Although the primary organ of hematopoiesis is the bone marrow, other organs in the lymphatic system, such as the lymph nodes, tonsils, and spleen, also produce blood cells. 

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