Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 783.41
Failure to thrive
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • Pediatric Only Dx (0-17 years)
  • ICD-9-CM 783.41 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 783.41 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Childhood failure to gain weight
  • Failure to gain weight, child
  • Failure to thrive syndrome, child
  • Failure to thrive, child
  • Pediatric failure to thrive
Clinical Information
  • A clinical finding indicating less than normal growth in infancy or early childhood
  • A condition of substandard growth or diminished capacity to maintain normal function
  • Growth disorder of infants and children due to nutritional and/or emotional deprivation and resulting in loss of weight and delayed physical, emotional, and social development
  • Inability to grow and develop normally
783.41 Excludes
  • failure to thrive in newborn (779.34)
Applies To
  • Failure to gain weight
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 783.41 is only applicable to pediatric patients aged 0 - 17 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 783.41 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM R62.51 Failure to thrive (child)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 783.41:
  • Failure, failed
    • weight gain in childhood 783.41
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