ICD-10-CM Code D50
Iron deficiency anemia
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code D50 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of D50 that describes the diagnosis 'iron deficiency anemia' in more detail.
- D50 Iron deficiency anemia NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code D50 is used to code Anemia
Anemia, also spelt anaemia, is usually defined as a decrease in the amount of red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood. It can also be defined as a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen. When anemia comes on slowly the symptoms are often vague and may include: feeling tired, weakness, shortness of breath or a poor ability to exercise. Anemia that comes on quickly often has greater symptoms which may include: confusion, feeling like one is going to pass out, loss of consciousness, or increased thirst. Anemia must be significant before a person becomes noticeably pale. Additional symptoms may occur depending on the underlying cause.
|MeSH Codes:||D000740, D000740, D000740, D000740, D000740, D000740|
|ICD 9 Codes:||280, 281, 283, 282, 284, 285|
Human blood from a case of iron-deficiency anemia
Coding Notes for D50 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Asiderotic anemia
- Hypochromic anemia
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'D50 - Iron deficiency anemia'
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