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ICD-9-CM Vol. 1 Diagnostic Codes - 285.9
285.9 - Anemia, unspecified

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  Dictionary Definitions  
  Dorland's & Jablonski's Dictionaries  

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary

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acute
anemia
blood
chronic
deficiency
iron deficiency
iron
secondary

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  Stedman's Medical Dictionary  

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Applicable terms:
acute   
anemia   
blood   
chronic   
deficiency   
iron   
NOS   
blood (fear of)   

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June 24th, 2015

Dealing with documentation challenging for anemia in OB/GYN patients

Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, explains how to identify anemia in documentation for OB/GYN patients and which ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM should be reported.
June 3rd, 2015

Wrap your hands around tricky coding and documentation challenges

Coding, documentation, and diagnoses aren’t always clear-cut, which can challenge even experienced codes. Review the coding and documentation requirements for encephalopathy, stroke, and anemia.

May 6th, 2015

Drill down into PSI 7 to improve quality reporting

PSI 7 evaluates the hospital’s risk-adjusted rate of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections. Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, Steve Weichhand, and Sean Johnson explain inclusions, exclusions, and risk adjustment factors for this measure.  


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Disease Management Testing

Complete Blood Cell Count (CBC) with Differential
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Iron Binding Capacity

To monitor iron related therapy in iron related deficiency anemia.

Iron, Serum

To monitor iron related therapy in iron related deficiency anemia.

Screening/Initial Testing

Peripheral Blood Smear Review (Manual Differential)

Disease Management Testing

Reticulocyte Count

Screening/Initial Testing

Sickle Cell Screen

Rule out sickle cell anemia.

Diagnostic Testing

Bone Marrow Aspiration

ule out myelodysplastic syndrome and bone marrow impairment.

Chromosome Analysis, Hematologic Disorders, Bone Marrow

Rule out Fanconi anemia and other chromosomal abnormality related anemia.

Direct Antiglobulin (Direct Coombs) Test
Erythropoietin

Evaluate RBC production.

Ferritin

Rule out microcytic anemia.

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD)
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

Rule out hemoglobin disorders.

Hemoglobin, Free, Plasma

R/O hemolytic anemia. JAMA. 2005;293(13):1653-1662

Hemosiderin Stain, Urine

R/O hemolytic anemia.

Hepatic Function Panel (Liver Panel)
Homocysteine, Serum
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), Serum
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Flow Cytometry, Bone Marrow

Rule out myelodysplastic syndrome and bone marrow impairment.

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) (CD55, CD59), Flow, Blood

Rule out pancytopenia or paroxysmal nocturnal.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Rule out anemia due to hypothyroidism.

Transferrin Receptor, Soluble

Evaluate cause of microcytic anemia.

Disease Management Testing

Vitamin B12 and Folate

Other Supportive/Alternative Tests

Anemia Panel
Biopsy, Bone Marrow

Alternative to bone marrow aspiration.



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