Billable Medical Code for Iron Deficiency Anemia, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 280.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 280.9.
The Short Description Is: Iron defic anemia NOS.
Iron deficiency anemia is also known as anemia iron deficiency, anemia microcytic, anemia microcytic hypochromic, anemia microcytic normochromic, anemia normocytic hypochromic, iron deficiency anemia, iron deficiency anemia of pregnancy, maternal anemia iron deficiency antepartum, maternal anemia iron deficiency before birth, microcytic anemia, microcytic hypochromic anemia, microcytic normochromic anemia, and normocytic hypochromic anemia.
Iron Deficiency Anemia Definition and Symptoms
Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia where the blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Symptoms include pale skin, shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, cold hands and feet, brittle nails, fast heartbeat, unusual cravings, poor appetite, and extreme fatigue.