ICD-10-CM Code E63

Other nutritional deficiencies

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

E63 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other nutritional deficiencies. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:E63
Short Description:Other nutritional deficiencies
Long Description:Other nutritional deficiencies

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

  • E63.0 - Essential fatty acid [EFA] deficiency
  • E63.1 - Imbalance of constituents of food intake
  • E63.8 - Other specified nutritional deficiencies
  • E63.9 - Nutritional deficiency, 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 E63:

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.
  • dehydration E86.0
  • failure to thrive, adult R62.7
  • failure to thrive, child R62.51
  • feeding problems in newborn P92
  • sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies E64

Clinical Information

  • MALNUTRITION-. an imbalanced nutritional status resulting from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Other nutritional deficiencies (E63)

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.

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  • Pica (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scurvy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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