D63 - Anemia in chronic diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2023
ICD-10:D63
Short Description:Anemia in chronic diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description:Anemia in chronic diseases classified elsewhere
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Aplastic and other anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes (D60-D64)
      • Anemia in chronic diseases classified elsewhere (D63)

D63 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of anemia in chronic diseases classified elsewhere. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 in chronic diseases classified elsewhere

Non-specific codes like D63 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 in chronic diseases classified elsewhere:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D63.0 for Anemia in neoplastic disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D63.1 for Anemia in chronic kidney disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D63.8 for Anemia in other chronic diseases classified elsewhere

Patient Education


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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