Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 799.4
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 799.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 799.4 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: 799.4 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R64 Cachexia
Approximate Synonyms
  • AIDS wasting disease
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Cachexia associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (finding)
  • Cachexia associated with AIDS
Clinical Information
  • General ill health, malnutrition, and weight loss, usually associated with chronic disease
  • State of general ill health characterized by malnutrition, weakness, and emaciation; occurs during the course of a chronic disease
  • The loss of body weight and muscle mass frequently seen in patients with cancer, aids, or other diseases
Applies To
  • Wasting disease
Code First
  • Code first underlying condition, if known
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 799.4:
  • Cachexia 799.4
    • cancerous - see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant 799.4
    • cardiac - see Disease, heart
    • due to malnutrition 799.4
    • heart - see Disease, heart
    • lead 984.9
      • specified type of lead - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • malignant see also Neoplasm, by site, malignant 799.4
    • pachydermic - see Hypothyroidism
    • pituitary (postpartum) 253.2
    • renal (see also Disease, renal) 593.9
    • saturnine 984.9
      • specified type of lead - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • Simmonds' (pituitary cachexia) 253.2
    • strumipriva (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
    • tuberculous NEC (see also Tuberculosis) 011.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • wasting NEC 799.4
  • Wasting
    • disease 799.4
      • due to malnutrition 261
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