Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 263.0
Malnutrition of moderate degree
  • Short description: Malnutrition mod degree.
  • ICD-9-CM 263.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 263.0 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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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 263.0: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 263.0 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E44.0 Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition
Approximate Synonyms
  • Moderate protein calorie malnutrition
  • Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition (weight for age 60-74% of standard)
  • Protein calorie malnutrition, moderate
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 263.0:
  • Malnutrition (calorie) 263.9
    • degree
      • first 263.1
      • second 263.0
      • third 262
      • mild (protein) 263.1
      • moderate (protein) 263.0
      • severe 261
        • protein-calorie 262
    • moderate (protein) 263.0
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