2022 ICD-10-CM Code E44.0
Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition

Version 2022
ICD-10:E44.0
Short Description:Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition
Long Description:Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition
Status: Valid for Submission

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Malnutrition (E40-E46)
      • Protein-calorie malnutrition of moderate and mild degree (E44)

E44.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of moderate protein-calorie malnutrition. The code E44.0 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 E44.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malnutrition , malnutrition , malnutrition of moderate degree , moderate protein energy malnutrition or moderate protein-calorie malnutrition .

Entries in the Index to Diseases and Injuries with references to E44.0

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 E44.0 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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Information for Patients


Malnutrition

Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. If you don't get enough nutrients -- including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals - you may suffer from malnutrition.

Causes of malnutrition include:

Symptoms may include fatigue, dizziness, and weight loss. Or, you may have no symptoms. To diagnose the cause of the problem, your doctor may do blood tests and a nutritional assessment. Treatment may include replacing the missing nutrients and treating the underlying cause.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)