Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 783.21
Loss of weight
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 783.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 783.21 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: 783.21 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R63.4 Abnormal weight loss
Disease Synonyms
  • Abnl loss of weight
  • Abnl weight loss
  • Abnormal loss of weight
  • Abnormal weight loss
Clinical Information
  • A finding characterized by a decrease in overall body weight; for pediatrics, less than the baseline growth curve
  • A reduction in overall body mass
  • Decrease in existing body weight
  • The reduction of overall body mass; may be due to disease, diet, or drugs; can be permanent or temporary, and may involve any tissue
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 783.21:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • loss of weight 783.21
    • weight
      • gain 783.1
        • of pregnancy 646.1
          • with hypertension - see Toxemia, of pregnancy
      • loss 783.21
      • x-ray examination - see Abnormal, radiological examination
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
  • Loss
    • weight (cause unknown) 783.21
  • Weight
    • loss (cause unknown) 783.21
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