R63.4 - Abnormal weight loss
|Short Description:||Abnormal weight loss|
|Long Description:||Abnormal weight loss|
|Status:||Valid for Submission|
R63.4 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abnormal weight loss. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abnormal intentional weight loss
- Abnormal weight loss
- Abnormal weight loss
- Abnormal weight loss associated with AIDS
- Excessive weight loss
- Intentional weight loss
- Recent weight loss
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unintentional weight loss
- Weight decreased
- Weight loss
- Anti-Obesity Agents-. agents that increase energy expenditure and weight loss by neural and metabolic regulation.
- Body-Weight Trajectory-. a general pattern of body weight gain or loss over many years. weight change trajectory is influenced by several determinants in children and adults.
- Diet, Reducing-. a diet designed to cause an individual to lose weight.
- Weight Loss-. decrease in existing body weight.
- Weight Reduction Programs-. services providing counseling and activities that help overweight individuals to attain a more healthy body weight.
- Body Weight-. the mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. it is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - See Also: Anomaly;
- - Excess, excessive, excessively
- - Loss (of)
- - weight (abnormal) (cause unknown) - R63.4
- - Weight
- - loss (abnormal) (cause unknown) - R63.4
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|R63.4||783.21 - Abnormal loss of weight|
Keeping a healthy weight is crucial. If you are underweight or overweight, or have obesity, you may have a higher risk of certain health problems.
About two thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or have obesity. Achieving a healthy weight can help you control your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. It might also help you prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.
Eating too much or not being physically active enough will make you overweight. To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A weight-control strategy might include:
- Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
- Eating smaller portions
- Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
- Being physically active
Eating extra calories within a well-balanced diet can help to add weight.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- 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)