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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire

    Default Body Mass Index

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    What does anyone use for increased body mass index? I get confused with this. Thanks
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Alexandria Minnesota Chapter


    Wouldn't you just code what the new BMI is? (V85.x)

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    Apr 2007

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    I use the BMI v codes from ICD9. I am waiting to see if my CPT code will reimburse with the diagnosis code of 278.00 and my BMI V85 codes.
    [I]Elizabeth Comma-Watson, CPC
    Billing/Coding Specialist
    Greensboro, NC 27455-2601

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Tampa, Florida


    from my expereince, overweight is not a covered Dx code by insurance company, so you may get a denial. look in the ICD-9 book V85 can not be a primary dx, therefore you will have to find another primary Dx code.

    Hope this helps

    Nickie, CPC

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