Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 783.7
Adult failure to thrive
  • Billable Code
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)
  • Short description: Failure to thrive-adult.
  • ICD-9-CM 783.7 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 783.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Adult failure to thrive syndrome
  • Failure to thrive syndrome, adult
Clinical Information
  • Progressive functional deterioration of a physical and cognitive nature. The individual's ability to live with multisystem diseases, cope with ensuing problems, and manage his/her care are remarkably diminished.
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 783.7 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 783.7 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R62.7 Adult failure to thrive
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 783.7:
  • Failure, failed
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