Sarcopenia Is Recognized as an Independent Condition by an International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) Code.

@article{Cao2016SarcopeniaIR,
  title={Sarcopenia Is Recognized as an Independent Condition by an International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) Code.},
  author={Li Cao and JohnE. Morley},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={
          675-7
        }
}
As of October 1, 2016, sarcopenia will have its own International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD10-CM). The assigned codewill beM62.84 andwill be available for use as of October 1, 2016. Those of us in geriatrics have long recognized that muscle wasting (sarcopenia) is an important geriatric condition. The term sarcopenia (sarx 1⁄4 flesh and penia 1⁄4 loss) was coined by Irving Rosenberg in 1988, when he pointed out that “no single feature of age-related… CONTINUE READING
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