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ICD-10-CM Code R79.0
Abnormal level of blood mineral

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

R79.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of abnormal level of blood mineral. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R790 is used to code Iron overload

Iron overload, also known as hemochromatosis or haemochromatosis, indicates accumulation of iron in the body from any cause. The most important causes are hereditary haemochromatosis (HHC), a genetic disorder, and transfusional iron overload, which can result from repeated blood transfusions.

Specialty: Hematology
MeSH Code: D019190
ICD 9 Code: 275.03

Micrograph of haemosiderosis. Liver biopsy. Iron stain.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R79.0 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.
Abnormal blood level of cobalt
Abnormal blood level of copper
Abnormal blood level of iron
Abnormal blood level of magnesium
Abnormal blood level of mineral NEC
Abnormal blood level of zinc
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."
Abnormal level of lithium - instead, use code R78.89
Disorders of mineral metabolism - instead, use code E83.-
Neonatal hypomagnesemia - instead, use code P71.2
Nutritional mineral deficiency - instead, use Section E58-E61

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #947-948 - Signs and symptoms with MCC.
  • DRG Group #947-948 - Signs and symptoms without MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R79.0 - Abnormal level of blood mineral'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R79.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Other abnormal blood chemistry (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 R79.0 and a single ICD9 code, 790.6 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: R79 - Other abnormal findings of blood chemistry

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