Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 269.9
Unspecified nutritional deficiency
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 269.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 269.9 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 269.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E63.9 Nutritional deficiency, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Late effect of nutritional deficiency
  • Maternal nutritional deficiency during childbirth
  • Nutrient element deficiency
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Nutritional deficiency in childbirth
  • Nutritional deficiency in pregnancy
  • Nutritional deficiency postpartum
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) nutritional deficiency
  • Postpartum nutritional deficiency
  • Sequelae of nutritional deficiency
Clinical Information
  • A condition caused by not getting enough calories or the right amount of key nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, that are needed for health. Malnutrition may occur when there is a lack of nutrients in the diet or when the body cannot absorb nutrients from food. Cancer and cancer treatment may cause malnutrition
  • A disorder caused by a lack of proper nutrition or an inability to absorb nutrients from food
  • An imbalanced nutritional status resulted from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement
  • Disorder of nutrition due to unbalanced or insufficient diet or to defective assimilation or utilization of nutrients
  • Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. If you don't get enough nutrients -- including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals - you may suffer from malnutrition.causes of malnutrition include:
    • lack of specific nutrients in your diet. Even the lack of one vitamin can lead to malnutrition.
    • an unbalanced diet
    • certain medical problems, such as malabsorption syndromes and cancers
    symptoms may include fatigue, dizziness and weight loss, or you may have no symptoms. Your doctor will do tests, depending on the cause of your problem. Treatment may include replacing the missing nutrients and treating the underlying cause
  • Inadequate nutrition resulting from poor diet, malabsorption, or abnormal nutrient distribution
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 269.9:
  • Debility (general) (infantile) (postinfectional) 799.3
    • with nutritional difficulty 269.9
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • diet 269.9
    • disease NEC 269.9
    • nutrition, nutritional 269.9
  • Dietary
    • inadequacy or deficiency 269.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • deficiency 269.9
    • nutritional 269.9
      • maternal, affecting fetus or newborn 760.4
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • nutritional 269.9
  • Dropsy, dropsical (see also Edema) 782.3
    • nutritional 269.9
  • Error
    • in diet 269.9
  • Inadequate, inadequacy
    • dietary 269.9
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • dietary 269.9
  • Nutrition, deficient or insufficient (particular kind of food) 269.9
  • Undernourishment 269.9
  • Undernutrition 269.9
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