Valid for Submission
R63.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abnormal weight loss. The code R63.4 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R63.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal intentional weight loss, abnormal weight loss, abnormal weight loss, abnormal weight loss associated with aids, excessive weight loss , intentional weight loss, etc.
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.
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 R63.4 are found in the index:
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
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert R63.4 to ICD-9 Code
Information for Patients
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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