2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E56.9

Vitamin deficiency, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • E56.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM E56.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E56.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 E56.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above E56.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to E56.9:
  • E00-E89
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range E00-E89

    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

    Note
    • All neoplasms, whether functionally active or not, are classified in Chapter 2. Appropriate codes in this chapter (i.e. E05.8, E07.0, E16-E31, E34.-) may be used as additional codes to indicate either functional activity by neoplasms and ectopic endocrine tissue or hyperfunction and hypofunction of endocrine glands associated with neoplasms and other conditions classified elsewhere.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • E50-E64
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range E50-E64

    Other nutritional deficiencies

    Type 2 Excludes
    Other nutritional deficiencies
  • E56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E56

    Other vitamin deficiencies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • sequelae of other vitamin deficiencies (E64.8)
    Other vitamin deficiencies
Approximate Synonyms
  • Vitamin deficiency
Clinical Information
  • A disorder that is caused by the deficiency of a vitamin. The deficiency may result from either suboptimal vitamin intake or conditions that prevent the vitamin's use or absorption in the body. Representative examples include beriberi caused by thiamine deficiency, scurvy caused by vitamin c deficiency, and rickets caused by vitamin d deficiency.
  • Condition due to a deficiency of one or more essential vitamins.
ICD-10-CM E56.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 640 Miscellaneous disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids and electrolytes with mcc
  • 641 Miscellaneous disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids and electrolytes without mcc

Convert E56.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to E56.9:
  • Code First: G99.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G99.8

    Other specified disorders of nervous system in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disorder, such as:
    • amyloidosis (E85.-)
    • avitaminosis (E56.9)
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E56.9:
  • Avitaminosis (multiple) E56.9 - see also Deficiency, vitamin
  • Deficiency, deficient
  • Encephalopathy (acute) G93.40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G93.40

    Encephalopathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • in (due to) (with)
      • lack of vitamin E56.9 - see also Deficiency, vitamin
  • Neuroavitaminosis E56.9
  • Polyneuritis, polyneuritic - see also Polyneuropathy
    • due to lack of vitamin NEC E56.9
  • Polyneuropathy (peripheral) G62.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G62.9

    Polyneuropathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neuropathy NOS
    • in (due to)
      • avitaminosis NEC E56.9
      • lack of vitamin NEC E56.9

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E56.9
E53.8 Deficiency of other specified B group vitamins
E53.9 Vitamin B deficiency, unspecified
E54 Ascorbic acid deficiency
E55 Vitamin D deficiency
E55.0 Rickets, active
E55.9 Vitamin D deficiency, unspecified
E56 Other vitamin deficiencies
E56.0 Deficiency of vitamin E
E56.1 Deficiency of vitamin K
E56.8 Deficiency of other vitamins
E56.9 Vitamin deficiency, unspecified
E58 Dietary calcium deficiency
E59 Dietary selenium deficiency
E60 Dietary zinc deficiency
E61 Deficiency of other nutrient elements
E61.0 Copper deficiency
E61.1 Iron deficiency
E61.2 Magnesium deficiency
E61.3 Manganese deficiency
E61.4 Chromium deficiency
E61.5 Molybdenum deficiency

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.