Billable Medical Code for Sickle-Cell Disease, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 282.60
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 282.60.
The Short Description Is: Sickle cell disease NOS.
Sickle cell anemia is also known as hb SS disease, hemoglobin S sickling disorder without crisis, hereditary hemoglobinopathy disorder homozygous for hemoglobin S, microhematuria due to sickle cell disease, priapism due to sickle cell disease, proliferative retinopathy due to sickle cell disease, sickle cell anemia, sickle cell anemia wo crisis, sickle cell anemia without crisis, sickle cell nephropathy, sickle cell proliferative retinopathy, sickle cell retinopathy, sickle cell w microhematuria, and sickle cell w/ microhematurias. This applies to sickle cell anemia NOS.
Sickle Cell Anemia Definition and Symptoms
Sickle cell anemia a very severe from of anemia that is hereditary where a mutated form of hemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape. Symptoms include fatigue, rapid heart rate, yellowing of the eyes and skin, painful and prolonged erection, poor eyesight, ulcers, lung infection, painful joints, gallbladder infection, delayed growth and puberty, and urinary tract infections.