2022 ICD-10-CM Code D55

Anemia due to enzyme disorders

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D55
Short Description:Anemia due to enzyme disorders
Long Description:Anemia due to enzyme disorders

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Hemolytic anemias (D55-D59)
      • Anemia due to enzyme disorders (D55)

D55 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of anemia due to enzyme disorders. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Anemia due to enzyme disorders

Non-specific codes like D55 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for anemia due to enzyme disorders:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D55.0 for Anemia due to glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [G6PD] deficiency
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D55.1 for Anemia due to other disorders of glutathione metabolism
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D55.2 for Anemia due to disorders of glycolytic enzymes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D55.21 for Anemia due to pyruvate kinase deficiency
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D55.29 for Anemia due to other disorders of glycolytic enzymes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D55.3 for Anemia due to disorders of nucleotide metabolism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D55.8 for Other anemias due to enzyme disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D55.9 for Anemia due to enzyme disorder, unspecified

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D55:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)