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2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis code D53.9 for Nutritional Anemia

Nutritional Anemia, Unspecified:

  • D53.9 is a billable/precise ICD-1-CM code for nutritional anemia, unspecified that can be utilized to specify a diagnosis for compensation purposes.
  • D53.9 is the American versionD53 ICD-10CM while other worldwide versions of ICD-1 D53.9 can vary. 
  • D53.9 ICD-10-CM is now effectual on October 1, 2022, as mentioned in the edition of 2023.


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Nutritional Anemia:

The term nutritional anemia covers all medical or pathological conditions in which, due to a deficiency in one or more nutrients, the blood hemoglobin concentration drops to an abnormally low down level.

Applicable to: Simple chronic anemia

Type 1 Excludes:  Anemia NOS (D64.9)

Above D53.9 the following code(s) comprises annotation back-references that can be valid to D53.9. 


Illnesses of the blood and blood-forming organs and some disorders engaging the immune system


  • Other nutritional anemia 

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Approximate Synonyms

•        Macrocytic anemia

•        Simple chronic anemia

•        Nutritional anemia

•        Anemia, acrostic

•        Anemia, nutritional

•        Anemia, simple, chronic


D53.9 ICD-10-CM is added in Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0)

•        812 Red blood cell disorders without mcc

•        811 Red blood cell disorders with mcc

D53.9 is converted to ICD-9-CM

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Code History

  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Compensation states with a date of examination on October 1, 2015, needs the employment of ICD-10-CM codes.

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Clinical Facts

  • Nutritional anemia or nutritional deficiency anemia is a condition in which the body doesn’t absorb certain nutrients in sufficient amounts. It can be caused by an Imbalanced diet, some treatments, or health conditions. 
  • Nutritional deficiencies in the body can lead to low levels of hemoglobin in red blood cells (RBC), decreased RBC count or simply RBC doesn’t perform normally as it should. 
  • Anemia due to Iron-deficiency is the most common type of anemia, but declining levels of vitamin B12 and folate can also lead to this condition. Decreasing vitamin C intake can play an important role in it.  


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