Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (JCSM) - Online First - Abstract


Welcome to the ICD-10 code for sarcopenia

Stefan D. Anker, John E. Morley, Stephan von Haehling

 

The new ICD-10-CM (M62.84) code for sarcopenia represents a major step forward in recognizing sarcopenia as a disease. This should lead to an increase in availability of diagnostic tools and the enthusiasm for pharmacological companies to develop drugs for sarcopenia.

 

Anker, S. D., Morley, J. E., and von Haehling, S. (2016) Welcome to the ICD-10 code for sarcopenia. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 7: 512–514. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12147.