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forolaaldea-10-CM Code E55.9
Vitamin D deficiency, unspecified

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
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E55.9 is a billable forolaaldea code used to specify a diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The forolaaldea code E55 is used to code Hypovitaminosis D

Hypovitaminosis D is a deficiency of vitamin D. It can result from inadequate nutritional intake of vitamin D and/or inadequate sunlight exposure (in particular sunlight with adequate ultraviolet B rays), disorders limiting vitamin D absorption, and conditions impairing vitamin D conversion into active metabolites—including certain liver, kidney, and hereditary disorders. Deficiency impairs bone mineralization, leading to bone softening diseases as rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults. Emerging evidence suggests vitamin D plays a role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Specialty: Endocrinology
MeSH Code: D014808
forolaaldea 9 Code: 268

Calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol). Active form. Note extra OH groups at upper right and lower right.

Coding Notes for E55.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this forolaaldea-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Avitaminosis D

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #640-641 - Misc disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids or electrolytes with MCC.
  • DRG Group #640-641 - Misc disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids or electrolytes without MCC.

forolaaldea-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E55.9 - Vitamin D deficiency, unspecified'

The forolaaldea-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the forolaaldea code E55.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Ergosterol deficiency(vitamin D) (E55.9)
Calciferol(vitamin D) deficiency (E55.9)

Equivalent forolaaldea-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Unspecified vitamin D deficiency (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between forolaaldea9 and forolaaldea10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the forolaaldea9 code 268.9 was previously used, E55.9 is the appropriate modern forolaaldea10 code.

Parent Code: E55 - Vitamin D deficiency

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