Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 251.3
Postsurgical hypoinsulinemia
  • Short description: Postsurg hypoinsulinemia.
  • ICD-9-CM 251.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 251.3 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).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 251.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 251.3: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 251.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E89.1 Postprocedural hypoinsulinemia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Hypoinsulinemia, postsurgical
  • Postoperative hypoinsulinemia
  • Post-surgical hypoinsulinemia
251.3 Excludes
  • transient hyperglycemia post procedure (790.29)
  • transient hypoglycemia post procedure (251.2)
Applies To
  • Hypoinsulinemia following complete or partial pancreatectomy
  • Postpancreatectomy hyperglycemia
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify (any associated):
    acquired absence of pancreas (V88.11-V88.12)
    insulin use (V58.67)
    secondary diabetes mellitus (249.00-249.91)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 251.3:
  • Hyperglycemia 790.29
    • postpancreatectomy (complete) (partial) 251.3
  • Hypoinsulinemia, postsurgical 251.3
    • postpancreatectomy (complete) (partial) 251.3
  • Postpancreatectomy hyperglycemia 251.3
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