2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T73.0

Starvation

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T73.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM T73.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T73.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 T73.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Deprivation of food
The following code(s) above T73.0 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 T73.0:
  • S00-T88
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Clinical Information
  • Lengthy and continuous deprivation of food.
  • Lengthy and continuous deprivation of food. (stedman, 25th ed)
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 T73.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: Z59.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z59.4

    Lack of adequate food and safe drinking water

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Inadequate drinking water supply
    Type 1 Excludes
    • effects of hunger (T73.0)
    • inappropriate diet or eating habits (Z72.4)
    • malnutrition (E40-E46)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T73.0:
  • Deprivation
    • food T73.0
  • Effect, adverse
    • hunger T73.0
  • Famine (effects of) T73.0
  • Food
  • Hunger T73.0
  • Inadequate, inadequacy
    • food (supply) Z59.4
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z59.4

      Lack of adequate food and safe drinking water

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Inadequate drinking water supply
      Type 1 Excludes
      • effects of hunger (T73.0)
      • inappropriate diet or eating habits (Z72.4)
      • malnutrition (E40-E46)
      • hunger effects T73.0
  • Inanition R64
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R64

    Cachexia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Wasting syndrome
    Code First
    • underlying condition, if known
    Type 1 Excludes
    • abnormal weight loss (R63.4)
    • nutritional marasmus (E41)
    • due to
      • deprivation of food T73.0
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • food T73.0
    • nourishment T73.0
  • Lack of
    • food T73.0
  • Nutrition deficient or insufficient E46
    - see also Malnutrition
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E46

    Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malnutrition NOS
    • Protein-calorie imbalance NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • nutritional deficiency NOS (E63.9)
  • Starvation (inanition) (due to lack of food) T73.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T73.0
T71.234S …… sequela
T71.29 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in other low oxygen environment
T71.29XA …… initial encounter
T71.29XD …… subsequent encounter
T71.29XS …… sequela
T71.9 Asphyxiation due to unspecified cause
T71.9XXA …… initial encounter
T71.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
T71.9XXS …… sequela
T73 Effects of other deprivation
T73.0 Starvation
T73.0XXA …… initial encounter
T73.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
T73.0XXS …… sequela
T73.1 Deprivation of water
T73.1XXA …… initial encounter
T73.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
T73.1XXS …… sequela
T73.2 Exhaustion due to exposure
T73.2XXA …… initial encounter
T73.2XXD …… subsequent encounter

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