Valid for Submission
E56.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of vitamin deficiency, unspecified. The code E56.9 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 E56.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like encephalopathy due to nutritional deficiency, encephalopathy due to vitamin deficiency, inadequate vitamin intake, multiple vitamin deficiency disease, vitamin deficiency , vitamin deficiency related neuropathy, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like E56.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 E56.9 are found in the index:
- - Avitaminosis (multiple) - See Also: Deficiency, vitamin; - E56.9
- - Encephalopathy (acute) - G93.40
- - Neuroavitaminosis - E56.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Encephalopathy due to nutritional deficiency
- Encephalopathy due to vitamin deficiency
- Inadequate vitamin intake
- Multiple vitamin deficiency disease
- Vitamin deficiency
- Vitamin deficiency related neuropathy
- Vitamin disease
- AVITAMINOSIS-. a condition due to a deficiency of one or more essential vitamins. dorland 27th ed
- VITAMIN B 6 DEFICIENCY-. a nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of vitamin b 6 in the diet characterized by dermatitis glossitis cheilosis and stomatitis. marked deficiency causes irritability weakness depression dizziness peripheral neuropathy and seizures. in infants and children typical manifestations are diarrhea anemia and seizures. deficiency can be caused by certain medications such as isoniazid.
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 E56.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code E56.9 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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Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. There are 13 vitamins your body needs. They are
- Vitamin A
- B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. Your body can also make vitamins D and K. People who eat a vegetarian diet may need to take a vitamin B12 supplement.
Each vitamin has specific jobs. If you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may get health problems. For example, if you don't get enough vitamin C, you could become anemic. Some vitamins may help prevent medical problems. Vitamin A prevents night blindness.
The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. In some cases, you may need to take vitamin supplements. It's a good idea to ask your health care provider first. High doses of some vitamins can cause problems.
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