ICD-10-CM Code R63

Symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R63 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R63
Short Description:Symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake
Long Description:Symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake

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

  • R63.0 - Anorexia
  • R63.1 - Polydipsia
  • R63.2 - Polyphagia
  • R63.3 - Feeding difficulties
  • R63.4 - Abnormal weight loss
  • R63.5 - Abnormal weight gain
  • R63.6 - Underweight
  • R63.8 - Other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake

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 R63:

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.

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake (R63)

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


Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious behavior problems. They can include severe overeating or not consuming enough food to stay healthy. They also involve extreme concern about your shape or weight.

Types of eating disorders include

  • Anorexia nervosa, in which you become too thin, but you don't eat enough because you think you are fat
  • Bulimia nervosa, which involves periods of overeating followed by purging, sometimes through self-induced vomiting or using laxatives
  • Binge-eating, which is out-of-control eating

Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders. They usually start in the teenage years and often occur along with depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse.

Eating disorders can lead to heart and kidney problems and even death. Getting help early is important. Treatment involves monitoring, talk therapy, nutritional counseling, and sometimes medicines.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


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