ICD-10-CM Code E45
Retarded development following protein-calorie malnutrition
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
E45 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of retarded development following protein-calorie malnutrition. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code E45 is used to code Malnutrition
Malnutrition or malnourishment is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients is called undernutrition or undernourishment while too much is called overnutrition. Malnutrition is often used specifically to refer to undernutrition where there is not enough calories, protein, or micronutrients. If undernutrition occurs during pregnancy, or before two years of age, it may result in permanent problems with physical and mental development. Extreme undernourishment, known as starvation, may have symptoms that include: a short height, thin body, very poor energy levels, and swollen legs and abdomen. People also often get infections and are frequently cold. The symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies depend on the micronutrient that is lacking.
|Specialty:||Critical Care Medicine|
|ICD 9 Code:||263.9|
An orange ribbon—the awareness ribbon for malnutrition.
Coding Notes for E45 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.
- Nutritional short stature
- Nutritional stunting
- Physical retardation due to malnutrition
- 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 'E45 - Retarded development following protein-calorie malnutrition'
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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 E45 and a single ICD9 code, 263.2 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.