Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 307.51
Bulimia nervosa
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 307.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 307.51 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 307.51 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM F50.2 Bulimia nervosa
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
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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