Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 278.00
Obesity unspecified
  • Short description: Obesity NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 278.00 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 278.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 278.00.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 278.00: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • 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
  • Postpartum obesity
Applies To
  • Obesity NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 278.00 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E66.9 Obesity, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 278.00:
  • Constitutional - see also condition
  • Obesity (constitutional) (exogenous) (familial) (nutritional) (simple) 278.00
    • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 649.1
    • due to hyperalimentation 278.00
    • Fröhlich's (adiposogenital dystrophy) 253.8
    • hypothyroid (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
    • hypoventilation syndrome 278.03
    • thyroid (see also Hypothyroidism) 244.9
  • Polysarcia 278.00
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