Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V78.0
Screening for iron deficiency anemia
  • Short description: SCREEN-IRON DEFIC ANEMIA.
  • ICD-9-CM V78.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V78.0 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: V78.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z13.0 Encounter for screening for diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Approximate Synonyms
  • Screening for iron deficiency anemia done
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V78.0:
  • Screening (for) V82.9
    • anemia, deficiency NEC V78.1
      • iron V78.0
    • deficiency anemia NEC V78.1
      • iron V78.0
    • iron deficiency anemia V78.0
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