ICD-10-CM Code E50
Vitamin A deficiency
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code E50 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of E50 that describes the diagnosis 'vitamin a deficiency' in more detail.
- E50 Vitamin A deficiency NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE E50.0 Vitamin A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.1 Vitamin A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.2 Vitamin A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.3 Vitamin A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.4 Vitamin A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.5 Vitamin A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.6 Vitamin A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.7 A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.8 A deficiency
- BILLABLE E50.9 Vitamin A
The ICD code E50 is used to code Vitamin A deficiency
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a lack of vitamin A in humans. It is common in poorer countries but rarely seen in more developed countries. Nyctalopia (night blindness) is one of the first signs of VAD. Xerophthalmia, keratomalacia, and complete blindness can also occur since Vitamin A has a major role in phototransduction.
|ICD 9 Code:||264.9|
Coding Notes for E50 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Sequelae of vitamin A deficiency - instead, use code E64.1
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E50 - Vitamin A deficiency'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E50. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.