Valid for Submission
D68.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of coagulation defect, unspecified. The code D68.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code D68.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bleeds easily, blood coagulation disorder, blood coagulation disorder complicating childbirth, blood coagulation disorder complicating pregnancy, blood coagulation disorder, categorized by value of screening test , blood does not clot properly, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like D68.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 D68.9 are found in the index:
- - Deficiency, deficient
- - Disorder (of) - See Also: Disease;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bleeds easily
- Blood coagulation disorder
- Blood coagulation disorder complicating childbirth
- Blood coagulation disorder complicating pregnancy
- Blood coagulation disorder, categorized by value of screening test
- Blood does not clot properly
- Coagulation factor deficiency syndrome
- Disorder of hemostatic system
- Hereditary coagulation factor deficiency
- O/E: blood fails to clot
- O/E: inspection of blood
- Purpura of skin and or skin-associated mucous membrane co-occurrent and due to coagulation disorder
- Purpuric rash
- Tendency to bleed - finding
- Tendency to bleed - finding
Convert D68.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D68.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Clotting disorders
Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. For blood to clot, your body needs cells called platelets and proteins known as clotting factors. If you have a bleeding disorder, you either do not have enough platelets or clotting factors or they don't work the way they should.
Bleeding disorders can be the result of other diseases, such as severe liver disease or a lack of vitamin K. They can also be inherited. Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder. Bleeding disorders can also be a side effect of medicines such as blood thinners.
Various blood tests can check for a bleeding disorder. You will also have a physical exam and history. Treatments depend on the cause. They may include medicines and transfusions of blood, platelets, or clotting factor.
- Bleeding disorders (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bleeding time (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Prothrombin time (PT) (Medical Encyclopedia)
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