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    Is it necessary to add the BMI (V85) along with the obesity code (278)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumeena View Post
    Is it necessary to add the BMI (V85) along with the obesity code (278)?
    It helps because alot of insurance co's doesn't pay for primary dx as 278.00 or 278.01.....
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017

    Alexandria, VA Chapter

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    Root code 278.0x does state in ICD-9 to use an additional code to identify the BMI, if known. So, the answer to your question is yes.
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~

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    Thankyou everyone.your information is so...helpful.

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