MORBID OBESITY WITH BMI UNDER 40

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One of my providers has said that we could code Morbid Obesity with a BMI under 40 but when looking at the DX code of E66.01, it states greater than 40. So would we use the E66.09 Other Obesity due to excess calories and also use the additional BMI code for under 40. Has anyone heard anything about this or not.


Please and thanks
Rosemary Hoormann,CPC
INNOVARE HEALTH ADVOCATES

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One of my providers has said that we could code Morbid Obesity with a BMI under 40 but when looking at the DX code of E66.01, it states greater than 40.  So would we use the E66.09 Other Obesity due to excess calories and also use the additional BMI code for under 40.  Has anyone heard anything about this or not.




Please and thanks

Rosemary Hoormann,CPC

INNOVARE HEALTH ADVOCATES

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