2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E63.9

Nutritional deficiency, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • E63.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM E63.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E63.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 E63.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above E63.9 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 E63.9:
  • E00-E89
    2020 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
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range E50-E64

    Other nutritional deficiencies

    Type 2 Excludes
    Other nutritional deficiencies
  • E63
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E63

    Other nutritional deficiencies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dehydration (E86.0)
    • failure to thrive, adult (R62.7)
    • failure to thrive, child (R62.51)
    • feeding problems in newborn (P92.-)
    • sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies (E64.-)
    Other nutritional deficiencies
Approximate Synonyms
  • Maternal nutritional deficiency during childbirth
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Nutritional deficiency in childbirth
  • Nutritional deficiency in pregnancy
  • Nutritional deficiency postpartum
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) nutritional deficiency
Clinical Information
  • A condition caused by not getting enough calories or the right amount of key nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, that are needed for health. Malnutrition may occur when there is a lack of nutrients in the diet or when the body cannot absorb nutrients from food. Cancer and cancer treatment may cause malnutrition.
  • An imbalanced nutritional status resulted from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.
  • Disorder of nutrition due to unbalanced or insufficient diet or to defective assimilation or utilization of nutrients.
  • Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. If you don't get enough nutrients -- including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals - you may suffer from malnutrition.causes of malnutrition include:
    • lack of specific nutrients in your diet. Even the lack of one vitamin can lead to malnutrition.
    • an unbalanced diet
    • certain medical problems, such as malabsorption syndromes and cancers
    symptoms may include fatigue, dizziness and weight loss, or you may have no symptoms. Your doctor will do tests, depending on the cause of your problem. Treatment may include replacing the missing nutrients and treating the underlying cause.
  • Inadequate nutrition resulting from poor diet, malabsorption, or abnormal nutrient distribution.
ICD-10-CM E63.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 640 Miscellaneous disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids and electrolytes with mcc
  • 641 Miscellaneous disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids and electrolytes without mcc

Convert E63.9 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to E63.9:
  • Type 1 Excludes: E46
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E46

    Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malnutrition NOS
    • Protein-calorie imbalance NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • nutritional deficiency NOS (E63.9)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E63.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E63.9
E61.4 Chromium deficiency
E61.5 Molybdenum deficiency
E61.6 Vanadium deficiency
E61.7 Deficiency of multiple nutrient elements
E61.8 Deficiency of other specified nutrient elements
E61.9 Deficiency of nutrient element, unspecified
E63 Other nutritional deficiencies
E63.0 Essential fatty acid [EFA] deficiency
E63.1 Imbalance of constituents of food intake
E63.8 Other specified nutritional deficiencies
E63.9 Nutritional deficiency, unspecified
E64 Sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies
E64.0 Sequelae of protein-calorie malnutrition
E64.1 Sequelae of vitamin A deficiency
E64.2 Sequelae of vitamin C deficiency
E64.3 Sequelae of rickets
E64.8 Sequelae of other nutritional deficiencies
E64.9 Sequelae of unspecified nutritional deficiency
E65 Localized adiposity
E66 Overweight and obesity
E66.0 Obesity due to excess calories

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