Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 278.1
Localized adiposity
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 278.1 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 278.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abdominal pannus
  • Adiposity, localized
  • Excess subcutaneous fat of back
  • Excess subcutaneous fat of breast
  • Excess subcutaneous fat of lower limb
  • Excess subcutaneous fat of upper limb
  • Localized obesity (disorder)
  • Panniculus of abdomen
  • Panniculus of arm
  • Panniculus of back
  • Panniculus of breast
  • Panniculus of leg
  • Pannus, abdominal
  • Tissue excess, arm panniculus
  • Tissue excess, back panniculus
  • Tissue excess, breast panniculus
  • Tissue excess, leg panniculus
Applies To
  • Fat pad
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 278.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E65 Localized adiposity
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 278.1:
  • Adiposity 278.02
    • localized 278.1
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • carbohydrate tissue, localized 278.1
    • fat 278.02
      • in heart (see also Degeneration, myocardial) 429.1
      • tissue, localized 278.1
  • Fat
    • localized (pad) 278.1
    • pad 278.1
  • Fatty - see also condition
    • apron 278.1
  • Panniculus adiposus (abdominal) 278.1
  • Pannus (corneal) 370.62
    • abdominal (symptomatic) 278.1
  • Redundant, redundancy
    • panniculus (abdominal) 278.1
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