2022 ICD-10-CM Code E63

Other nutritional deficiencies

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

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

Code Classification

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

E63 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other nutritional deficiencies. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Other nutritional deficiencies

Non-specific codes like E63 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other nutritional deficiencies:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E63.0 for Essential fatty acid [EFA] deficiency
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E63.1 for Imbalance of constituents of food intake
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E63.8 for Other specified nutritional deficiencies
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E63.9 for 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E63:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Clinical Information

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:

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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Code History

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