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What is the ICD 10 code for Cachectic?

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.

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In respect to this, what is the ICD 10 code for cachexia?

Cachexia. R64 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM R64 became effective on October 1, 2019.

Subsequently, question is, what is the ICD 10 code for chronic pancreatitis? ICD-10-CM Code K86. 1 - Other chronic pancreatitis.

Furthermore, what does Cachexic mean?

Cachexia is a condition that causes extreme weight loss and muscle wasting. It is a symptom of many chronic conditions, such as cancer, chronic renal failure, HIV, and multiple sclerosis. A person with cachexia will lose both fat and muscle mass.

Can you code Cachexia and malnutrition together?

Clinical terms such as “emaciation,” “cachexia,” or “wasting syndrome,” are not synonyms for malnutrition. The correct diagnosis code for emaciated/emaciation, cachexia, or wasting syndrome is 799.4, Cachexia. The provider must specifically document malnutrition for the condition to be coded.

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