Morbid Obesity and BMI

ancaion

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Hello,

I would like to have the AAPC recommendation for Morbid Obesity related with BMI values.
CMS and American College of Gastroenterology recommend a BMI equal or greater than 35, with associated co-morbidity.

ICD-10 does not have clear instructions of what the BMI is for morbid obesity, as ICD-9 used to have BMI equal or greater than 40 for morbid obesity.

Any help with supporting documentation is greatly appreciated.


Anca Ion
CPC,CEMC,COBGC,CGIC
 
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