2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P61.2

Anemia of prematurity

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P61.2 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 P61.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P61.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 P61.2 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P61.2 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
The following code(s) above P61.2 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 P61.2:
  • P00-P96
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range P00-P96

    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

    Includes
    • conditions that have their origin in the fetal or perinatal period (before birth through the first 28 days after birth) even if morbidity occurs later
    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are for use on newborn records only, never on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • tetanus neonatorum (A33)
    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
  • P50-P61
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range P50-P61

    Hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn

    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital stenosis and stricture of bile ducts (Q44.3)
    • Crigler-Najjar syndrome (E80.5)
    • Dubin-Johnson syndrome (E80.6)
    • Gilbert syndrome (E80.4)
    • hereditary hemolytic anemias (D55-D58)
    Hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn
  • P61
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P61

    Other perinatal hematological disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (D80.7)
    Other perinatal hematological disorders
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 P61.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert P61.2 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
Code annotations containing back-references to P61.2:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R71
    , R71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R71

    Abnormality of red blood cells

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • anemias (D50-D64)
    • anemia of premature infant (P61.2)
    • benign (familial) polycythemia (D75.0)
    • congenital anemias (P61.2-P61.4)
    • newborn anemia due to isoimmunization (P55.-)
    • polycythemia neonatorum (P61.1)
    • polycythemia NOS (D75.1)
    • polycythemia vera (D45)
    • secondary polycythemia (D75.1)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R71

    Abnormality of red blood cells

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • anemias (D50-D64)
    • anemia of premature infant (P61.2)
    • benign (familial) polycythemia (D75.0)
    • congenital anemias (P61.2-P61.4)
    • newborn anemia due to isoimmunization (P55.-)
    • polycythemia neonatorum (P61.1)
    • polycythemia NOS (D75.1)
    • polycythemia vera (D45)
    • secondary polycythemia (D75.1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to P61.2:
  • 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
    • due to (in) (with)
      • prematurity P61.2
    • of prematurity P61.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P61.2
P59.2 Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified hepatocellular damage
P59.20 Neonatal jaundice from unspecified hepatocellular damage
P59.29 Neonatal jaundice from other hepatocellular damage
P59.3 Neonatal jaundice from breast milk inhibitor
P59.8 Neonatal jaundice from other specified causes
P59.9 Neonatal jaundice, unspecified
P60 Disseminated intravascular coagulation of newborn
P61 Other perinatal hematological disorders
P61.0 Transient neonatal thrombocytopenia
P61.1 Polycythemia neonatorum
P61.2 Anemia of prematurity
P61.3 Congenital anemia from fetal blood loss
P61.4 Other congenital anemias, not elsewhere classified
P61.5 Transient neonatal neutropenia
P61.6 Other transient neonatal disorders of coagulation
P61.8 Other specified perinatal hematological disorders
P61.9 Perinatal hematological disorder, unspecified
P70 Transitory disorders of carbohydrate metabolism specific to newborn
P70.0 Syndrome of infant of mother with gestational diabetes
P70.1 Syndrome of infant of a diabetic mother
P70.2 Neonatal diabetes mellitus

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