Billable Medical Code for Obesity, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 278.00
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 278.00.
The Short Description Is: Obesity NOS.
Obesity is also known as childhood obesity BMI 95-100 percentile, maternal obesity during childbirth, maternal obesity in pregnancy, obesity, obesity (BMI 30-39.9), obesity (Body Mass Index 96-100 Percentile For Age), obesity complicating period after childbirth, obesity in childbirth, obesity in pregnancy, obesity of adult, BMI 30-34.9, obesity of adult, BMI 35-39.9, obesity peds (BMI >=95 percentile), obesity BMI 30-34.9 adult, obesity BMI 35-39.9 adult, obesity body mass index (bmi) 30-39.9, and postpartum obesity. This applies to obesity NOS.
Obesity Definition and Symptoms
Obesity is a medical condition where a person has too much excess body fat. This is not the same as being overweight, where a person just weighs too much, which could be from muscle, bone, or water.