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ICD-10-CM Code R64
Cachexia

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

R64 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cachexia. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


Coding Notes for R64 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.
Wasting syndrome
codeFirst:
Underlying condition, if known
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."
Abnormal weight loss - instead, use code R63.4
Nutritional marasmus - instead, use Code E41

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #947-948 - Signs and symptoms with MCC.
  • DRG Group #947-948 - Signs and symptoms without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • On examination - cachexic (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R64 - Cachexia'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R64. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Inanition (R64)
Cachexia (R64)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Cachexia (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 799.4 was previously used, R64 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R64