Valid for Submission
E45 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of retarded development following protein-calorie malnutrition. The code E45 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 E45 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arrested development following protein-calorie malnutrition, dystrophy due to malnutrition, moderate nutritional stunting in infancy childhood and adolescence, nutritional muscular degeneration, nutritional stunting , nutritional stunting in adolescence, 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 E45:
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.
- Nutritional short stature
- Nutritional stunting
- Physical retardation due to malnutrition
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 E45 are found in the index:
- - Nutritional stunting - E45
- - Retardation
- - Stunting, nutritional - E45
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Arrested development following protein-calorie malnutrition
- Dystrophy due to malnutrition
- Moderate nutritional stunting in infancy childhood and adolescence
- Nutritional muscular degeneration
- Nutritional stunting
- Nutritional stunting in adolescence
- Nutritional stunting in childhood
- Nutritional stunting in infancy
- Physical retardation due to protein-calorie malnutrition
- Severe nutritional stunting in infancy childhood and adolescence
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|640||MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC||10||1.2278|
|641||MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC||10||0.753|
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 E45 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code E45 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
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:
- Lack of specific nutrients in your diet. Even the lack of one vitamin can lead to malnutrition.
- An unbalanced diet
- Certain medical problems, such as malabsorption syndromes and cancers
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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