Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R62.51

Failure to thrive (child)

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code Pediatric Dx (0-17 years)

  • R62.51 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R62.51. Other international versions of ICD-10 R62.51 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A clinical finding indicating less than normal growth in infancy or early childhood
  • A condition of substandard growth or diminished capacity to maintain normal function.
  • Growth disorder of infants and children due to nutritional and/or emotional deprivation and resulting in loss of weight and delayed physical, emotional, and social development.
  • Inability to grow and develop normally
Applicable To
  • Failure to gain weight
Approximate Synonyms
  • Childhood failure to gain weight
  • Failure to gain weight, child
  • Failure to thrive, child
  • Pediatric failure to thrive
Type 1 Excludes
  • failure to thrive in child under 28 days old (P92.6)
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • R62.51 is applicable to pediatric patients aged 0 - 17 years inclusive.
ICD-10-CM R62.51 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 640 Miscellaneous disorders of nutrition, metabolism , fluids and electrolytes with mcc
  • 641 Miscellaneous disorders of nutrition, metabolism , fluids and electrolytes without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM R62.51 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM R62.51:
  • Failure, failed
  • gain weight (child over 28 days old) R62.51
    to thrive (child over 28 days old) R62.51
  • Lack of
  • development (physiological) R62.50
    failure to thrive (child over 28 days old) R62.51