Valid for Submission
E34.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of constitutional tall stature. The code E34.4 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code E34.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like camptodactyly and tall stature with scoliosis and hearing loss syndrome, congenital kyphosis, congenital kyphosis of thoracic spine, constitutional tall stature, height above average , hydrocephalus, tall stature, joint laxity syndrome, etc.
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 E34.4:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Constitutional gigantism
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E34.4 are found in the index:
- - Tall stature, constitutional - E34.4
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Camptodactyly and tall stature with scoliosis and hearing loss syndrome
- Congenital kyphosis
- Congenital kyphosis of thoracic spine
- Constitutional tall stature
- Height above average
- Hydrocephalus, tall stature, joint laxity syndrome
- Kyphosis of thoracic spine
- Tall for age
- Tall stature
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|643||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC||10||1.6633|
|644||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC||10||1.0183|
|645||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC||10||0.7678|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert E34.4 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code E34.4 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.
But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features.
Very slow or very fast growth can sometimes signal a gland problem or disease.
The pituitary gland makes growth hormone, which stimulates the growth of bone and other tissues. Children who have too little of it may be very short. Treatment with growth hormone can stimulate growth.
People can also have too much growth hormone. Usually the cause is a pituitary gland tumor, which is not cancer. Too much growth hormone can cause gigantism in children, where their bones and their body grow too much. In adults, it can cause acromegaly, which makes the hands, feet and face larger than normal. Possible treatments include surgery to remove the tumor, medicines, and radiation therapy.
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