Valid for Submission
E63.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of nutritional deficiency, unspecified. The code E63.9 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 E63.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute deficiency state, alteration in nutrition, alteration in nutrition: less than body requirements, angular cheilitis, angular cheilitis due to nutritional deficiency , below expected nutrient requirement, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like E63.9 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 E63.9 are found in the index:
- - Arthropathy - See Also: Arthritis; - M12.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute deficiency state
- Alteration in nutrition
- Alteration in nutrition: less than body requirements
- Angular cheilitis
- Angular cheilitis due to nutritional deficiency
- Below expected nutrient requirement
- Cardiac glycogenosis
- Chronic deficiency state
- Dietetic gastritis
- Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to deficiency
- Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to metabolic disorder
- Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to nutritive deficiency
- Encephalopathy due to nutritional deficiency
- Glaucoma in endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
- Hypermelanosis due to nutritional disorder
- Impaired nutrient utilization
- Inadequate enteral nutrition infusion
- Inadequate food diet
- Inadequate oral intake
- Inadequate parenteral nutrition infusion
- Intellectual developmental disorder due to nutritional deficiency
- Intellectual disability due to nutritional deficiency
- Metabolic and nutritional disorders affecting skin
- Myelopathy due to nutritional deficiency
- Neglect of adult
- Neurological disorder due to nutrient deficiency
- Neuropathy due to nutritional deficiency
- Nutrition deficiency due to a particular kind of food
- Nutrition impaired
- Nutrition impaired due to imbalance of nutrients
- Nutrition impaired due to limited access to healthful foods
- Nutrition impaired due to limited access to nutrition related supplies
- Nutritional and metabolic cardiomyopathies
- Nutritional deficiency associated with AIDS
- Nutritional deficiency disorder
- Nutritional deficiency in pregnancy
- Nutritional deficiency state
- Nutritional deficiency state
- Nutritional desexing syndrome
- Nutritional disorder
- Nutritional neglect of adult
- Radiculopathy due to nutritional deficiency
- White matter disorder due to nutritional deficiency
- MALNUTRITION-. an imbalanced nutritional status resulting from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.
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 E63.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code E63.9 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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