ICD-10-CM Code D50.8

Other iron deficiency anemias

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

D50.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other iron deficiency anemias. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D50.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like achlorhydric anemia, acquired iron deficiency anemia due to decreased absorption, acquired iron deficiency anemia due to increased iron requirement, congenital transferrin deficiency, hypochromic microcytic anemia with iron overload, iron deficiency anemia due to dietary causes, etc

ICD-10:D50.8
Short Description:Other iron deficiency anemias
Long Description:Other iron deficiency anemias

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D50.8:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Iron deficiency anemia due to inadequate dietary iron intake

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code D50.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Achlorhydric anemia
  • Acquired iron deficiency anemia due to decreased absorption
  • Acquired iron deficiency anemia due to increased iron requirement
  • Congenital transferrin deficiency
  • Hypochromic microcytic anemia with iron overload
  • Iron deficiency anemia due to dietary causes
  • Iron deficiency anemia secondary to inadequate dietary iron intake
  • Iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia
  • Microcytic hypochromic anemia
  • Sideropenic anemia with reticuloendothelial siderosis

Clinical Information

  • ANEMIA IRON DEFICIENCY-. anemia characterized by decreased or absent iron stores low serum iron concentration low transferrin saturation and low hemoglobin concentration or hematocrit value. the erythrocytes are hypochromic and microcytic and the iron binding capacity is increased.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D50.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 811 - RED BLOOD CELL DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 812 - RED BLOOD CELL DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert D50.8 to ICD-9

  • 280.1 - Iron def anemia dietary (Approximate Flag)
  • 280.8 - Iron defic anemia NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Nutritional anemias (D50-D53)
      • Iron deficiency anemia (D50)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Anemia

If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Anemia has three main causes: blood loss, lack of red blood cell production, and high rates of red blood cell destruction.

Conditions that may lead to anemia include

  • Heavy periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Ulcers
  • Colon polyps or colon cancer
  • Inherited disorders
  • A diet that does not have enough iron, folic acid or vitamin B12
  • Blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, or cancer
  • Aplastic anemia, a condition that can be inherited or acquired
  • G6PD deficiency, a metabolic disorder

Anemia can make you feel tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable. You may be short of breath or have a headache.

Your doctor will diagnose anemia with a physical exam and blood tests. Treatment depends on the kind of anemia you have.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Iron

Iron is a mineral that our bodies need for many functions. For example, iron is part of hemoglobin, a protein which carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies. It helps our muscles store and use oxygen. Iron is also part of many other proteins and enzymes.

Your body needs the right amount of iron. If you have too little iron, you may develop iron deficiency anemia. Causes of low iron levels include blood loss, poor diet, or an inability to absorb enough iron from foods. People at higher risk of having too little iron are young children and women who are pregnant or have periods.

Too much iron can damage your body. Taking too many iron supplements can cause iron poisoning. Some people have an inherited disease called hemochromatosis. It causes too much iron to build up in the body.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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