Failure to thrive (FTT) happens when an older adult has a loss of appetite, eats and drinks less than usual, loses weight, and is less active than normal. He may not be interested in other people or social activities. He may also have memory loss, trouble thinking, and trouble with daily activities.
The ICD-9-CM Codes for Adult Failure to Thrive for billing purposes are as follows: 783.4 Failure to Thrive 799.3 Debility Unspecified 799.9.Other unknown and unspecified causes of morbidity and mortality. Consider this diagnosis if the frail elderly patient has: Unexplained weight loss resulting in a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 22 kg/m2 or less, and.
Failure to thrive (FTT) indicates insufficient weight gain or inappropriate weight loss in pediatric patients unless the term is more precisely defined. In children, it is usually defined in terms of weight, and can be evaluated either by a low weight for the child's age, or by a low rate of increase in the weight.Specialty: Pediatrics.
Oct 01, 2018 · Adult failure to thrive. 2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years). R62.7 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate.