ICD-10-CM Code E61.1
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
E61.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of iron deficiency. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code E611 is used to code Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency (sideropenia or hypoferremia) is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. Iron is present in all cells in the human body and has several vital functions, such as: carrying oxygen to the tissues from the lungs as a key component of the hemoglobin protein; acting as a transport medium for electrons within the cells in the form of cytochromes; facilitating oxygen use and storage in the muscles as a component of myoglobin and as an integral part of enzyme reactions in various tissues. Too little iron can interfere with these vital functions and lead to morbidity and death.
|ICD 9 Code:||269.3|
Iron in heme
Coding Notes for E61.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Iron deficiency anemia - instead, use code D50.-
- DRG Group #640-641 - Misc disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids or electrolytes with MCC.
- DRG Group #640-641 - Misc disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids or electrolytes without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E61.1 - Iron deficiency'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 E61.1 and a single ICD9 code, 269.3 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.