ICD-10-CM Code R62.7

Adult failure to thrive

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx Adult Diagnoses

Valid for Submission

R62.7 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of adult failure to thrive. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R62.7 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adult failure to thrive syndrome, body weight and/or growth problem, failure to gain weight, failure to thrive, failure to thrive, impaired renal function disorder, etc

The code R62.7 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 through 124 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

ICD-10:R62.7
Short Description:Adult failure to thrive
Long Description:Adult failure to thrive

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 R62.7 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Adult diagnoses - Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Adult failure to thrive syndrome
  • Body weight AND/OR growth problem
  • Failure to gain weight
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive
  • Impaired renal function disorder
  • Impairment of adult development
  • Impairment of older adult development
  • O/E - failure to thrive
  • Organic failure to thrive
  • Problem of growth and development
  • Renal function impairment with growth failure
  • Severe feeding difficulties, failure to thrive, microcephaly due to ASXL3 deficiency syndrome

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R62.7 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 640 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC
  • 641 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC

Convert R62.7 to ICD-9

  • 783.7 - Failure to thrive-adult

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