As 2014 draws to a close, we once again enter the year designated for implementation of International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM).

Barring another unexpected delay, it is likely that October 1, 2015, will be the implementation date for ICD-10-CM. In anticipation of this eventual implementation, “Transitioning to 10” articles have provided information on transition preparation, ICD-10-CM codes common to pediatrics, and documentation tips to support reporting of specific diagnoses. This month, we will focus on anemia, but you may revisit previous “Transitioning to 10” articles anytime by visiting the online edition of the newsletter ( and browsing our “Collections” page.

Currently, no information is found for Chapter 3, Disease of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89), in the guidelines for use of ICD-10-CM. However, anemia related to malignant neoplasms is addressed in...

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