ICD-10-CM Code P55
Hemolytic disease of newborn
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 P55 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of P55 that describes the diagnosis 'hemolytic disease of newborn' in more detail.
- P55 Hemolytic disease of newborn NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code P55 is used to code Hemolytic disease of the newborn
Hemolytic disease of the newborn, also known as hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, HDN, HDFN, or erythroblastosis fetalis, is an alloimmune condition that develops in a fetus, when the IgG molecules (one of the five main types of antibodies) produced by the mother pass through the placenta. Among these antibodies are some which attack the red blood cells in the fetus' circulation, which are broken down and destroyed (hemolysis). The fetus can develop reticulocytosis and anemia. This fetal disease ranges from mild to very severe, and fetal death from heart failure (hydrops fetalis) can occur. When the disease is moderate or severe, many erythroblasts (immature red blood cells) are present in the fetal blood, and so these forms of the disease can be called erythroblastosis fetalis (or erythroblastosis foetalis).
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ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P55 - Hemolytic disease of newborn'
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