Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 783.5
Polydipsia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 783.5 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 783.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Chronic excessive intake of water; it may be from an organic cause, such as the dehydration of diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, or a reaction to medication, or from a psychological cause. When untreated it can lead to water intoxication.
  • Excessive thirst manifested by excessive fluid intake. It is characteristic of many diseases such as diabetes mellitus; diabetes insipidus; and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. The condition may be psychogenic in origin.
  • Noncontingent excessive drinking behavior usually produced and maintained by operant schedules of reinforcement involving food as a reinforcer. Also used for disordered human populations.
Applies To
  • Excessive thirst
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 783.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R63.1 Polydipsia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 783.5:
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • thirst 783.5
      • due to deprivation of water 994.3
  • Polydipsia 783.5
  • Thirst, excessive 783.5
    • due to deprivation of water 994.3
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