Morbid Obesity ICD 9 Code

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3374

Billable Medical Code for Morbid Obesity

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 278.01

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 278.01.

Known As

Morbid obesity is also known as obesity (body mass index (bmi) more than 40), obesity body mass index (BMI) 40-44.9, obesity body mass index (BMI) >=70, obesity body mass index (BMI) 45-49.9, obesity body mass index (BMI) 50-59.9, obesity body mass index (BMI) 60-69.9, severe adult obesity with BMI between 40-44.9, severe adult obesity with BMI between 45-49.9, severe obesity (BMI >=40), severe obesity BMI >=70 adult, severe obesity, BMI 40-44.9 adult, severe obesity, BMI 45-49.9 adult, severe obesity, BMI 50-59.9 adult, severe obesity, BMI 60-69.9 adult, severely obese adult with body mass index, severely obese adult with body mass index (bmi) 50 to 59.9 (finding), severely obese adult with body mass index (bmi) 60 to 69.9 (finding), and severely obese adult with body mass index (bmi) greater than 70 (finding). This applies to severe obesity.

Morbid Obesity Definition and Symptoms

Morbid obesity is when a person has an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is defined as an individual with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Some of the most common causes of obesity are inactivity, lack of sleep, pregnancy, and medical conditions.