Not Valid for Submission
E03 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other hypothyroidism. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Other hypothyroidism
Non-specific codes like E03 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other hypothyroidism:
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E03:
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM-. a condition in infancy or early childhood due to an in utero deficiency of thyroid hormones that can be caused by genetic or environmental factors such as thyroid dysgenesis or hypothyroidism in infants of mothers treated with thiouracil during pregnancy. endemic cretinism is the result of iodine deficiency. clinical symptoms include severe mental retardation impaired skeletal development short stature and myxedema.
- HYPOTHYROIDISM-. a syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland leading to a decrease in basal metabolic rate. in its most severe form there is accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in the skin and edema known as myxedema. it may be primary or secondary due to other pituitary disease or hypothalamic dysfunction.
Information for Patients
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism. If your thyroid gland is not active enough, it does not make enough thyroid hormone to meet your body's needs. This condition is hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is more common in women, people with other thyroid problems, and those over 60 years old. Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause. Other causes include thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, congenital hypothyroidism, surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid, radiation treatment of the thyroid, and some medicines.
The symptoms can vary from person to person. They may include
- Weight gain
- A puffy face
- Cold intolerance
- Joint and muscle pain
- Dry skin
- Dry, thinning hair
- Decreased sweating
- Heavy or irregular menstrual periods and fertility problems
- Slowed heart rate
To diagnose hypothyroidism, your doctor will do a physical exam, look at your symptoms, and do thyroid tests. Treatment is with synthetic thyroid hormone, taken every day.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto disease) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hashimoto's Disease - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- Hypothyroidism (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neonatal hypothyroidism (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Silent thyroiditis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Subacute thyroiditis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- T4 test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Thyroid Tests - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- TSH test (Medical Encyclopedia)
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