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ICD-10-CM Code D56.1
Beta thalassemia

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

D56.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of beta thalassemia. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code D561 is used to code Beta thalassemia

Beta thalassemias (β thalassemias) are a group of inherited blood disorders. They are caused by reduced or absent synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin that result in variable outcomes ranging from severe anemia to clinically asymptomatic individuals. Global annual incidence is estimated at 1 in 100,000. Beta thalassemia (β thalassemia) is a form of thalassemia caused by mutations in the HBB gene on chromosome 11, inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. The severity of the disease depends on the nature of the mutation.

Specialty: Hematology
MeSH Code: D017086
ICD 9 Code: 282.44

Beta Thalassemia genetics

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for D56.1 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.
Beta thalassemia major
Cooley's anemia
Homozygous beta thalassemia
Severe beta thalassemia
Thalassemia intermedia
Thalassemia major
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Beta thalassemia minor - instead, use code D56.3
Beta thalassemia trait - instead, use code D56.3
Delta-beta thalassemia - instead, use code D56.2
Hemoglobin E-beta thalassemia - instead, use code D56.5
Sickle-cell beta thalassemia - instead, use code D57.4-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
  • DRG Group #811-812 - Red blood cell disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #811-812 - Red blood cell disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'D56.1 - Beta thalassemia'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D56.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Beta thalassemia (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 282.44 was previously used, D56.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: D56 - Thalassemia

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