ICD-10-CM Code E61

Deficiency of other nutrient elements

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

E61 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of deficiency of other nutrient elements. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:E61
Short Description:Deficiency of other nutrient elements
Long Description:Deficiency of other nutrient elements

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • E61.0 - Copper deficiency
  • E61.1 - Iron deficiency
  • E61.2 - Magnesium deficiency
  • E61.3 - Manganese deficiency
  • E61.4 - Chromium deficiency
  • E61.5 - Molybdenum deficiency
  • E61.6 - Vanadium deficiency
  • E61.7 - Deficiency of multiple nutrient elements
  • E61.8 - Deficiency of other specified nutrient elements
  • E61.9 - Deficiency of nutrient element, unspecified

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E61:

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug T36 T50

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • disorders of mineral metabolism E83
  • iodine deficiency related thyroid disorders E00 E02
  • sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies E64

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Deficiency of other nutrient elements (E61)

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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Minerals

Minerals are important for your body to stay healthy. Your body uses minerals for many different jobs, including keeping your bones, muscles, heart, and brain working properly. Minerals are also important for making enzymes and hormones.

There are two kinds of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. You need larger amounts of macrominerals. They include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur. You only need small amounts of trace minerals. They include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride and selenium.

Most people get the amount of minerals they need by eating a wide variety of foods. In some cases, your doctor may recommend a mineral supplement. People who have certain health problems or take some medicines may need to get less of one of the minerals. For example, people with chronic kidney disease need to limit foods that are high in potassium.

  • Chloride in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chromium in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Copper in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Iodine in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Magnesium in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Phosphorus in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Selenium in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Zinc in diet (Medical Encyclopedia)

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