AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Code F50.82, Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, was created to identify an eating disorder that results in a persistent failure to meet appropriate nutritional and/or energy needs through an individual’s diet. As a result of not getting the proper nutrition, the individual may experience significant weight loss, or have problems gaining weight if the individual is very young. Eating problems may be caused by difficulty digesting certain foods, avoiding food with certain textures, smell or colors, portion size, lack of appetite, or fear of repeating a bad experience with certain foods. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) describes individuals...

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