ICD-10-CM Code R63.8

Other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R63.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R63.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal eating pattern, abnormal food appetite, adipsia, alteration in nutrition, alteration in nutrition: less than body requirements, alteration in nutrition: less than body requirements, 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.

ICD-10:R63.8
Short Description:Other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake
Long Description:Other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake

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 R63.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Abnormal eating pattern
  • Abnormal food appetite
  • Adipsia
  • Alteration in nutrition
  • Alteration in nutrition: less than body requirements
  • Alteration in nutrition: less than body requirements
  • Alteration in nutrition: less than body requirements
  • Alteration in nutrition: more than body requirements
  • Alteration in nutrition: potential for more than body requirements
  • Altered appetite
  • Always eating
  • Always hungry
  • Appetite problem
  • Appetite symptom
  • At risk for imbalanced nutrition, less than body requirements
  • At risk for nutritional problem
  • At risk for nutritional problem
  • Aversion to food or drink
  • Aversion to particular drink
  • Aversion to particular food
  • Cannot face food
  • Carbohydrate craving
  • Chaotic eating
  • Chewing finding
  • Comfort eating
  • Craving for food or drink
  • Craving for particular drink
  • Craving for particular food
  • Dependent for drinking
  • Diet followed - finding
  • Dietary fat intake - finding
  • Dietary fat intake - finding
  • Dietary fiber intake - finding
  • Dietary potassium intake - finding
  • Difficulty drinking
  • Difficulty drinking from feeder cup
  • Difficulty drinking using a straw
  • Difficulty holding drinks
  • Difficulty sipping drink
  • Difficulty spitting
  • Difficulty taking drink to mouth
  • Does not chew
  • Does not drink
  • Does not drink from a bottle
  • Does not drink from feeder cup
  • Does not drink using a straw
  • Does not eat
  • Does not eat certain food
  • Does not hold drinks
  • Does not move food in mouth
  • Does not retrieve food from buccal sulcus
  • Does not sip drink
  • Does not spit
  • Does not take drink to mouth
  • Eating frequently
  • Eating problem
  • Eats irregularly
  • Excessive beta glucan intake
  • Excessive bioactive substance intake
  • Excessive bioactive substance intake
  • Excessive bioactive substance intake
  • Excessive caffeine intake
  • Excessive coffee drinker
  • Excessive dietary intake of potassium
  • Excessive fluid intake - finding
  • Excessive non-nutritive food additive intake
  • Failure to lose weight
  • Fasting
  • Finding of feeding pattern
  • Finding of frequency of eating
  • Finding of pattern of fluid intake
  • Finding of pattern of fluid intake
  • Finding of pattern of fluid intake
  • Finding of pattern of fluid intake
  • Finding of quantity of appetite
  • Finding of quantity of appetite
  • Finding of quantity of eating
  • Finding of regularity of eating
  • Finding related to ability to chew
  • Finding related to ability to drink from bottle
  • Finding related to ability to drink from bottle
  • Finding related to ability to drink from feeder cup
  • Finding related to ability to drink from feeder cup
  • Finding related to ability to drink from feeder cup
  • Finding related to ability to drink using straw
  • Finding related to ability to drink using straw
  • Finding related to ability to drink using straw
  • Finding related to ability to eat certain food
  • Finding related to ability to eat certain food
  • Finding related to ability to hold drinks
  • Finding related to ability to hold drinks
  • Finding related to ability to hold drinks
  • Finding related to ability to retrieve food from buccal sulcus
  • Finding related to ability to sip drink
  • Finding related to ability to sip drink
  • Finding related to ability to sip drink
  • Finding related to ability to spit
  • Finding related to ability to spit
  • Finding related to ability to spit
  • Finding related to ability to take drink to mouth
  • Finding related to ability to take drink to mouth
  • Finding related to ability to take drink to mouth
  • Hungry
  • Hypometabolism
  • Improper feeding schedule for age
  • Inadequate dietary carbohydrate intake
  • Inadequate dietary energy intake
  • Inadequate dietary intake of fat
  • Inadequate dietary intake of fiber
  • Inadequate dietary intake of riboflavin
  • Inadequate dietary mineral intake
  • Inadequate dietary vitamin intake
  • Inadequate food diet
  • Inadequate food diet
  • Inadequate oral food intake for physiological needs
  • Inappropriate dietary intake of fat
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased fluid intake
  • Insufficient fluid intake - finding
  • Insufficient intake of food and water with self neglect
  • Intake of unsafe food
  • Intentional weight loss
  • Limited food acceptance
  • Little thirst
  • Morbid hunger
  • Never thirsty
  • Not taking fluids
  • Not tolerating normal diet
  • Not tolerating oral fluid
  • Nutritional deficiency state
  • Nutritional deficiency state
  • Nutritional deficiency state
  • On special diet
  • Poor response to enteral nutrition
  • Predicted excessive energy intake
  • Predicted inadequate energy intake
  • Preoccupation with food
  • Problem with drinking fluid
  • Reduced fluid intake
  • Reduced fluid intake pre-bedtime
  • Reduced thirst
  • Refusal to eat in presence of others
  • Refusing food
  • Refusing food
  • Refusing food
  • Refusing food
  • Refusing lumpy foods
  • Refusing solids
  • Self-neglect
  • Thirst finding
  • Thirst finding
  • Thirst finding
  • Thirst finding
  • Unable to drink
  • Unable to drink from a bottle
  • Unable to drink from a feeder cup
  • Unable to drink using a straw
  • Unable to eat
  • Unable to eat certain food
  • Unable to hold drinks
  • Unable to sip drink
  • Unable to spit
  • Unable to take drink to mouth

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R63.8 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 10/01/2020 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 R63.8 to ICD-9

  • 783.9 - Nutr/metab/devel sym NEC (Approximate Flag)

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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Nutrition

Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

Healthy eating is not hard. The key is to

  • Eat a variety of foods, including vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products
  • Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products
  • Drink lots of water
  • Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat in your diet

Saturated fats are usually fats that come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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