Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R63.30

Feeding difficulties, unspecified

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Feeding difficulties, unspecified
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • General symptoms and signs
      • Symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake

R63.30 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of feeding difficulties, unspecified. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like R63.30 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.

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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Dependent for feeding
  • Difficult to establish feeding
  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty eating certain foods
  • Difficulty eating due to breathlessness
  • Difficulty eating due to fatigue
  • Difficulty feeding self
  • Does not feed self
  • Feeding assisted
  • Feeding difficulties and mismanagement
  • Feeding disability
  • Feeding poor
  • Feeding problem in child
  • Feeding problem symptom
  • Finding of feeding pattern
  • Finding related to ability to eat certain food
  • Finding related to ability to feed self
  • Finding related to ability to feed self
  • Finding related to ability to feed self
  • Intellectual disability, feeding difficulties, developmental delay, microcephaly syndrome
  • Needs help with feeding
  • Pediatric feeding disorder
  • Refusing food
  • Severe feeding difficulties, failure to thrive, microcephaly due to ASXL3 deficiency syndrome
  • Severe neurodevelopmental disorder with feeding difficulties, stereotypic hand movement, bilateral cataract
  • Unable to eat
  • Unable to feed self

Clinical Classification

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Replacement Code

R6330 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-CM code(s):

  • R63.3 - Feeding difficulties

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.