Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 307.51
Bulimia nervosa
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 307.51 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 307.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • An eating disorder that is characterized by a cycle of binge eating (bulimia or bingeing) followed by inappropriate acts (purging) to avert weight gain. Purging methods often include self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, excessive exercise, and fasting.
  • Eating disorder that involves eating massive quantities of food (binge eating) and then eliminating the food by inappropriate compensatory methods to prevent weight gain, such as self induced vomiting or strong laxatives.
Applies To
  • Overeating of nonorganic origin
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 307.51 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F50.2 Bulimia nervosa
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 307.51:
  • Appetite
    • excessive 783.6
      • psychogenic 307.51
  • Bulimia 783.6
    • nervosa 307.51
    • nonorganic origin 307.51
  • Compulsion, compulsive
    • eating 307.51
  • Overeating 783.6
    • nonorganic origin 307.51
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