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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Traverse city/ Detroit

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    I would like to know when i code obiesty there is a note to code also the BMI I know that to get the information it would be in the growth chart how do I do the math to achive the number asked for in the codes (V85.5-V85.54)?
    I remember doing this at one time.


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    I don't have my ICD-9 with me but I thought the calculation was actually indicated at the beginning of the V85 codes. The adult calculation is kg divided by meters squared -- but I'm terrible at math. I use the below websites to calculate BMI when indicated.

    This one has pediatric and adult:

    This one has adult only:

    Hope these are helpful.

    Julie, CPC

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007


    You can go to the CDC website and get that info- also your local DOH may have a tool , it is a wheel graph that gives you the percentile- good luck!

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