ICD-10-CM Code E56.0

Deficiency of vitamin E

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E56.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of deficiency of vitamin e. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code E56.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anemia due to vitamin e deficiency, ataxia with vitamin e deficiency, decreased vitamin e, deficiency of selenium and/or vitamin e, deficiency of selenium and/or vitamin e, deficiency of selenium and/or vitamin e, etc

ICD-10:E56.0
Short Description:Deficiency of vitamin E
Long Description:Deficiency of vitamin E

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 E56.0 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Anemia due to vitamin E deficiency
  • Ataxia with vitamin E deficiency
  • Decreased vitamin E
  • Deficiency of selenium AND/OR vitamin E
  • Deficiency of selenium AND/OR vitamin E
  • Deficiency of selenium AND/OR vitamin E
  • Dietary deficiency of selenium AND vitamin E
  • Disorder of vitamin E
  • Neuropathy due to vitamin E deficiency
  • Nutritional ataxic neuropathy
  • Selenium deficiency
  • Vitamin E deficiency
  • Vitamin E deficiency

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code E56.0 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 640 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC
  • 641 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC

Convert E56.0 to ICD-9

  • 269.1 - Vitamin Deficiency NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Other vitamin deficiencies (E56)

Code History

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

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:

  • 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.

  • Beriberi (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kwashiorkor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Malnutrition (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pellagra (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pica (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scurvy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Vitamin E

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It plays a role in your immune system and metabolic processes.

Good sources of vitamin E include

  • Vegetable oils
  • Margarine
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Leafy greens

Vitamin E is also added to foods like cereals. Most people get enough vitamin E from the foods they eat. People with certain disorders, such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis, and Crohn's disease may need extra vitamin E.

Vitamin E supplements may be harmful for people who take blood thinners and other medicines. Check with your health care provider before taking the supplements.

NIH: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

  • Vitamin E (Medical Encyclopedia)

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