Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P61.2

Anemia of prematurity

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • 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.

Clinical Information
  • 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):
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert ICD-10-CM P61.2 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM P61.2: