Valid for Submission
E61.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of iron deficiency. The code E61.1 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 E61.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like iron deficiency, iron deficiency glossitis, iron deficiency without anemia or non-anemic red cell disorder.
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 E61.1:
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
- iron deficiency anemia D50
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 E61.1 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Iron deficiency
- Iron deficiency glossitis
- Iron deficiency without anemia
- Non-anemic red cell disorder
- 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 - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert E61.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code E61.1 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
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
- Anemia caused by low iron -- infants and toddlers (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ferritin blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Iron deficiency anemia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Iron in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Serum iron test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Taking iron supplements (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Total iron binding capacity (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. If you don't get enough nutrients -- including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals - you may suffer from malnutrition.
Causes of malnutrition include:
- Lack of specific nutrients in your diet. Even the lack of one vitamin can lead to malnutrition.
- An unbalanced diet
- Certain medical problems, such as malabsorption syndromes and cancers
Symptoms may include fatigue, dizziness, and weight loss. Or, you may have no symptoms. To diagnose the cause of the problem, your doctor may do blood tests and a nutritional assessment. Treatment may include replacing the missing nutrients and treating the underlying cause.
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