Icd 10 Code For Cachectic

R64 – Cachexia. ICD-10-CM.

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis code R64 Cachexia

Body System Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
Chronic Condition No

R64 is a valid ICD-10-CM diagnosis code meaning Cachexia.

It is also suitable for:

These diag codes should never be used at the same time as R64 because these conditions cannot occur together:

  • abnormal weight loss (R63.4)
  • nutritional marasmus (E41)
  • Some conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation.

    R64 is a manifestation code. For it to be valid, one of the following etiology codes must also be coded first:

    Coding Notes for R64 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

  • DRG Group #947-948 – Signs and symptoms with MCC.
  • DRG Group #947-948 – Signs and symptoms without MCC.
  • On examination – cachexic (disorder)
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
  • FAQ

    What is Cachectic appearance?

    Cachectic: Having cachexia, physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass due to disease. Patients with advanced cancer, AIDS, severe heart failure and some other major chronic progressive diseases may appear cachectic.

    What is the ICD-10 code for pulmonary cachexia?

    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I26


    What is R64 cachexia?

    Cachexia (R64) is also known as ‘wasting’ or ‘wasting syndrome’. It is a general state of weakness involving marked weight and muscle loss. Emaciated is another term that may be found in the documentation that also maps to code R64.

    What is diagnosis Z71 9?

    ICD-10 code Z71. 9 for Counseling, unspecified is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range – Factors influencing health status and contact with health services .

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