Question Pediatric BMI

sgaskill

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I have not found any pediatric information regarding BMI. Does anyone reports BMI as secondary DX and if so what age groups does it apply for?
 

Chelle-Lynn

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Pediatric BMI codes are used for patients 2-20 years of age and are listed as follows:

Z68.51 BMI less than 5 percentile
Z68.52 BMI 5th-85th percentile
Z68.53 BMI 85th-95th percentile
Z65.54 BMI greater than 95th percentile

The percentiles are broken out by age and set by the CDC. You can find a BMI calculator on their website.
 

Billing2

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Hi, Can you please give me some clarity with the codes listed above? Starting Oct 1, 2019 - Pediatric BMI will be used for patients 2-19 yo. What BMI codes to use for 20yo and above? I know somehow, I'm overthinking this. Please help?

Thank you in advance
 
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