ICD-10-CM Code E40
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
E40 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of kwashiorkor. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code E40 is used to code Protein-energy malnutrition
Coding Notes for E40 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Severe malnutrition with nutritional edema with dyspigmentation of skin and hair
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Marasmic kwashiorkor - instead, use Code E42
- DRG Group #640-641 - Misc disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids or electrolytes with MCC.
- DRG Group #640-641 - Misc disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids or electrolytes without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E40 - Kwashiorkor'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E40. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 E40 and a single ICD9 code, 260 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.