ICD-10-CM Code E55
Vitamin D 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 E55 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of E55 that describes the diagnosis 'vitamin d deficiency' in more detail.
The ICD code E55 is used to code Hypovitaminosis D
Hypovitaminosis D is a deficiency of vitamin D. It can result from inadequate nutritional intake of vitamin D and/or inadequate sunlight exposure (in particular sunlight with adequate ultraviolet B rays), disorders limiting vitamin D absorption, and conditions impairing vitamin D conversion into active metabolites—including certain liver, kidney, and hereditary disorders. Deficiency impairs bone mineralization, leading to bone softening diseases as rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults. Emerging evidence suggests vitamin D plays a role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
|ICD 9 Code:||268|
Calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol). Active form. Note extra OH groups at upper right and lower right.
Coding Notes for E55 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."
- Adult osteomalacia - instead, use code M83.-
- Osteoporosis - instead, use code M80.-
- Sequelae of rickets - instead, use code E64.3
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E55 - Vitamin D deficiency'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E55. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.