Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 261
Nutritional marasmus
  • ICD-9-CM 261 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 261 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 261 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E41 Nutritional marasmus
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E43 Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
Approximate Synonyms
  • Diabetes type 1 with severe malnutrition
  • Diabetes type 2 with severe malnutrition
  • DM 1 w severe diabetic malnutrition
  • DM 2 w severe diabetic malnutrition
  • Severe malnutrition due to type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Severe malnutrition due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
Applies To
  • Nutritional atrophy
  • Severe calorie deficiency
  • Severe malnutrition NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 261:
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