AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Sarcopenia

A new code has been created to describe sarcopenia, (M62.84). The underlying disease, if applicable, should be coded first. Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength that combines to result in functional issues including increased frailty, mobility limitations and the ability to carry out activities of daily living. Sarcopenia has been determined to be a clinically significant disorder based upon distinct findings and functional issues. These issues can lead to problems such as an increased incidence of falls and fractures, decreased activity levels, the inability to recover from serious injury and increased hospital and nursing...

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