2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D50.9

Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • D50.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM D50.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of D50.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 D50.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above D50.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to D50.9:
  • D50-D89
    2020 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
  • D50
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D50

    Iron deficiency anemia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • asiderotic anemia
    • hypochromic anemia
    Iron deficiency anemia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Anemia, iron deficiency
  • Anemia, microcytic, hypochromic
  • Anemia, microcytic, normochromic
  • Anemia, normocytic, hypochromic
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Iron deficiency anemia in childbirth
  • Iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy
  • Iron deficiency anemia of pregnancy
  • Iron deficiency anemia postpartum
  • Microcytic anemia
  • Microcytic hypochromic anemia
  • Microcytic normochromic anemia
  • Normocytic hypochromic anemia
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) iron deficiency anemia
Clinical Information
  • Anemia caused by low iron intake, inefficient iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, or chronic blood loss.
  • 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.
ICD-10-CM D50.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 811 Red blood cell disorders with mcc
  • 812 Red blood cell disorders without mcc

Convert D50.9 to ICD-9-CM

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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to D50.9:
  • Anemia (essential) (general) (hemoglobin deficiency) (infantile) (primary) (profound) D64.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D64.9

    Anemia, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • with (due to) (in)
      • koilonychia D50.9
    • deficiency D53.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D53.9

      Nutritional anemia, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Simple chronic anemia
      Type 1 Excludes
    • due to (in) (with)
      • impaired absorption D50.9
    • hypochromic (idiopathic) (microcytic) (normoblastic) D50.9
    • iron deficiency D50.9
    • microcytic (hypochromic) D50.9
    • refractory D46.4
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D46.4

      Refractory anemia, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • sideropenic D50.9
    • sideropenic (refractory) D50.9
    • asiderotic D50.9
    • Faber's D50.9 (achlorhydric anemia)
  • Chlorosis D50.9
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • iron E61.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E61.1

      Iron deficiency

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • iron deficiency anemia (D50.-)
      • anemia D50.9
  • Faber's syndrome D50.9 (achlorhydric anemia)
  • Hyposiderinemia D50.9
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Faber's D50.9
    • Hayem-Faber D50.9

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To D50.9
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
D51.9 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia, unspecified
D52 Folate deficiency anemia
D52.0 Dietary folate deficiency anemia
D52.1 Drug-induced folate deficiency anemia

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.