2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D50

Iron deficiency anemia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • D50 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM D50 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of D50 - other international versions of ICD-10 D50 may differ.
Includes
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  • asiderotic anemia
  • hypochromic anemia
The following code(s) above D50 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to D50:
  • D50-D89
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range D50-D89

    Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism

    Type 2 Excludes
    • autoimmune disease (systemic) NOS (M35.9)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Clinical Information
  • Anemia caused by low iron intake, inefficient iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, or chronic blood loss.
  • Anemia caused by the reduction of hemoglobin in relation to the red cell volume. As a result, the red cells have an area of central pallor which is increased in size. The leading cause is iron deficiency.
  • Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (stedman, 25th ed; from miale, laboratory medicine: hematology, 6th ed, p393)
  • 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.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to D50:
  • Type 1 Excludes: E61.1
    , E83.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E61.1

    Iron deficiency

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • iron deficiency anemia (D50.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E83.1

    Disorders of iron metabolism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To D50
D49.511 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of right kidney
D49.512 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of left kidney
D49.519 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified kidney
D49.59 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other genitourinary organ
D49.6 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of brain
D49.7 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of endocrine glands and other parts of nervous system
D49.8 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites
D49.81 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of retina and choroid
D49.89 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of other specified sites
D49.9 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified site
D50 Iron deficiency anemia
D50.0 Iron deficiency anemia secondary to blood loss (chronic)
D50.1 Sideropenic dysphagia
D50.8 Other iron deficiency anemias
D50.9 Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified
D51 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia
D51.0 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia due to intrinsic factor deficiency
D51.1 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia due to selective vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria
D51.2 Transcobalamin II deficiency
D51.3 Other dietary vitamin B12 deficiency anemia
D51.8 Other vitamin B12 deficiency anemias

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