Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 776.6
Anemia of prematurity
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • ICD-9-CM 776.6 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 776.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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-9-CM Coding Information
  • 776.6 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 776.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P61.2 Anemia of prematurity
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 776.6:
  • Anemia 285.9
    • due to
      • antineoplastic chemotherapy 285.3
      • blood loss (chronic) 280.0
      • chemotherapy, antineoplastic 285.3
      • defect of Embden-Meyerhof pathway glycolysis 282.3
      • disorder of glutathione metabolism 282.2
      • drug - see Anemia, by type (see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals)
        • chemotherapy, antineoplastic 285.3
      • fetal blood loss 776.5
      • fish tapeworm (D. latum) infestation 123.4
      • glutathione metabolism disorder 282.2
      • hemorrhage (chronic) 280.0
      • hexose monophosphate (HMP) shunt deficiency 282.2
      • impaired absorption 280.9
      • loss of blood (chronic) 280.0
      • myxedema 244.9
      • Necator americanus 126.1
      • prematurity 776.6
      • selective vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria 281.1
    • of prematurity 776.6
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