ICD-10-CM Code Z72.4
Inappropriate diet and eating habits
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
POA Exempt CodeThe Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires medical coders to indicate whether or not a condition was present at the time of admission, in order to properly assign MS-DRG codes. This "Present On Admission" (POA) indicator is recorded on CMS form 4010A.
Mental Health CodeIndicates that the ICD code is referenced in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 5)
Z72.4 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of inappropriate diet and eating habits. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
POA Indicators on CMS form 4010A are as follows:
|Indicator||Meaning||CMS Will Pay CC/MCC DRG Costs|
|Y||Diagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission||Yes|
|N||Diagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission||No|
|U||Documentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.||No|
|W||Clinically undetermined. Provider unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.||Yes|
|1||Exempt from POA reporting||No|
Coding Notes for Z72.4 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."
- Behavioral eating disorders of infancy or childhood (F98.2.-F98.3) - instead, use code F98.2
- Eating disorders - instead, use code F50.-
- Lack of adequate food - instead, use code Z59.4
- Malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies - instead, use Section E40-E64
- DRG Group #951 - Other factors influencing health status.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Alteration in nutrition: less than body requirements (finding)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Z72.4 - Inappropriate diet and eating habits'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 V69.1 was previously used, Z72.4 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.