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ICD-10-CM Code D50.8
Other iron deficiency anemias

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

D50.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other iron deficiency anemias. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code D508 is used to code Microcytic anemia

Microcytic anaemia is any of several types of anemia characterized by small red blood cells (called microcytes). The normal mean corpuscular volume (abbreviated to MCV on full blood count results) is 80-100 fL, with smaller cells (<80 fL) described as microcytic and larger cells (>100 fL) as macrocytic (the latter occur in macrocytic anemia).The MCV is the average red blood cell size.

Specialty: Hematology
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Coding Notes for D50.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Iron deficiency anemia due to inadequate dietary iron intake

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #811-812 - Red blood cell disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #811-812 - Red blood cell disorders without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Iron deficiency anemia due to dietary causes (disorder)
  • Iron deficiency anemia secondary to inadequate dietary iron intake (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'D50.8 - Other iron deficiency anemias'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D50.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Witts' anemia (D50.8)
Hypochromasia, blood cells (D50.8)
Green sickness (D50.8)


Iron deficiency anemia secondary to inadequate dietary iron intake (approximate match)
Other specified iron deficiency anemias (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code D50.8 and a single ICD9 code, 280.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: D50 - Iron deficiency anemia

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