Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 282.44
Beta thalassemia
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 282.44 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 282.44 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Beta plus thalassemia
  • beta Thalassemia
  • Beta thalassemia major
  • Beta zero thalassemia
  • beta^+^ Thalassemia
  • beta^0^ Thalassemia
  • Homozygous beta thalassemia
  • Thalassemia, beta
  • Thalassemia, beta plus
  • Thalassemia, beta zero
  • Thalassemia, beta, homozygous
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin a synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, cooley's anemia, mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin a synthesis is absent
282.44 Excludes
Applies To
  • Beta thalassemia major
  • Cooley's anemia
  • Homozygous beta thalassemia
  • Severe beta thalassemia
  • Thalassemia intermedia
  • Thalassemia major
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 282.44 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM D56.1 Beta thalassemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 282.44:
  • Anemia 285.9
    • Cooley's (erythroblastic) 282.44
    • erythroblastic
      • familial 282.44
      • fetus or newborn (see also Disease, hemolytic) 773.2
    • familial erythroblastic (microcytic) 282.44
  • Beta thalassemia (mixed) 282.44
    • major 282.44
  • Cooley's anemia (erythroblastic) 282.44
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Cooley's (erythroblastic anemia) 282.44
  • Thalassemia (disease) 282.40
    • beta (homozygous) (major) (severe) 282.44
    • intermedia 282.44
    • major 282.44
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