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Defination of Morbid Obesity other than BMI

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    Default Defination of Morbid Obesity other than BMI
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    Can anyone contribute what they have found on defining morbid obesity OTHER than the BMI guidelines?
    Marianne Wink, RHIT, CPC, ACS-EM

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    According to my Coder's Desk Reference for ICD-9

    Definition of Morbid Obesity

    "defined as obesity in which the patient weighs at least double the ideal weight as seen on standardized weight charts"
    Rachell Lindley, CPC
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