2021 ICD-10-CM Code E64

Sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

E64 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

E64 is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like e of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.

ICD-10:E64
Short Description:Sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies
Long Description:Sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies

Non-specific codes like E64 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 sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E64.0 for Sequelae of protein-calorie malnutrition
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E64.1 for Sequelae of vitamin A deficiency
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E64.2 for Sequelae of vitamin C deficiency
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E64.3 for Sequelae of rickets
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E64.8 for Sequelae of other nutritional deficiencies
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E64.9 for Sequelae of unspecified nutritional deficiency

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 E64:


Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

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)