Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 278.0
Overweight and obesity
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 278.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
278.0 Excludes
  • adiposogenital dystrophy (253.8)
  • obesity of endocrine origin NOS (259.9)
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify Body Mass Index (BMI) if known (V85.0-V85.54)
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