ICD-10-CM Code R62.5

Other and unspecified lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R62.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R62.5
Short Description:Oth and unsp lack of expected normal physiol dev in chldhd
Long Description:Other and unspecified lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood

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

  • R62.50 - Unspecified lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood
  • R62.51 - Failure to thrive (child)
  • R62.52 - Short stature (child)
  • R62.59 - Other lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood

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 R62.5:

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.
  • HIV disease resulting in failure to thrive B20
  • physical retardation due to malnutrition E45

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Lack of expected normal physiol dev in childhood and adults (R62)

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

Information for Patients


Child Development

As children grow older, they develop in several different ways. Child development includes physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes.

Children grow and mature at very different rates. It's hard to say what "normal" is. There can be big differences in height, weight, and build among healthy children. Diet, exercise and genes are all factors. Some children begin puberty or are close to it before they are teenagers.

Children start to become more independent from their parents. They may rebel. They also look outward - to their friends, who are usually of the same sex. Peer approval becomes very important. Your child may try new behaviors to be part of "the group." This can also be the time that parents or teachers recognize learning disabilities or behavioral problems in children. These problems can get worse as time goes on, so it is important to get help early.


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