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ICD-10-CM Code E16.1
Other hypoglycemia

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

E16.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other hypoglycemia. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code E161 is used to code Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar or low blood glucose, is when blood sugar decreases to below normal levels. This may result in a variety of symptoms including clumsiness, trouble talking, confusion, loss of consciousness, seizures, or death. A feeling of hunger, sweating, shakiness, and weakness may also be present. Symptoms typically come on quickly.

Specialty: Endocrinology
MeSH Codes: D007003, D007003, D007003, D007003, D007003, D007003, D007003
ICD 9 Codes: 250.8, 251.0, 251.1, 251.2, 270.3, 775.6, 962.3

Glucose meter

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for E16.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Functional hyperinsulinism
Functional nonhyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia
Hyperinsulinism NOS
Hyperplasia of pancreatic islet beta cells NOS
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Hypoglycemia in infant of diabetic mother - instead, use code P70.1
Neonatal hypoglycemia - instead, use code P70.4

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #643-645 - Endocrine disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #643-645 - Endocrine disorders with CC.
  • DRG Group #643-645 - Endocrine disorders without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Alimentary hypoglycemia (disorder)
  • Impaired glucose tolerance with hyperinsulism (disorder)
  • < 1.0 year
  • Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E16.1 - Other hypoglycemia'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E16.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Hyperinsulinism(functional) (E16.1) +


Other specified hypoglycemia (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code E16.1 and a single ICD9 code, 251.1 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: E16 - Other disorders of pancreatic internal secretion

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