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2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P61.2
Anemia of prematurity
P61.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P61.2. Other international versions of ICD-10 P61.2 may differ.
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.
A blood disorder characterized by low hemoglobin levels in premature neonates that usually spontaneously resolves within 3-6 months post birth. A combination of factors including the transition from the liver to the bone marrow for erythropoiesis in a neonate, blood loss experienced during delivery, the shortened life span of fetal blood cells, and an acclimation to a relatively hyperoxic environment outside the womb can predispose a neonate to this condition.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
P61.2 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
ICD-10-CM P61.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v34.0):