ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V65.3

Dietary surveil/counsel

Diagnosis Code V65.3

ICD-9: V65.3
Short Description: Dietary surveil/counsel
Long Description: Dietary surveillance and counseling
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V65.3

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V65 Other persons seeking consultation without complaint or sickness

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z71.3 - Dietary counseling and surveillance

  • Adult diabetes diet
  • Bland diet, stage 1
  • Dental liquid diet
  • Eating feces
  • On special diet
  • Rarely has evening meal
  • Routinely consumes majority of food intake at night
  • Weight reduction diet
  • Wired jaw diet

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V65.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


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

  • Calorie count - Fast food
  • Eating extra calories when you are sick - adults
  • Eating out
  • Fast food tips
  • Healthy grocery shopping
  • How to read food labels
  • Key to Choosing Healthful Foods: Using the Nutrition Facts on the Food Label (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Managing your weight with healthy eating
  • Nutrition Facts for Cooked Seafood (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Nutrition Facts for Raw Fruits (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Nutrition Facts for Raw Vegetables (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Simple, heart-smart substitutions
  • Snacks for adults

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