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    Bennington, VT
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    Is "extreme" obesity the same as "Morbid" obesity.

    Coding Clinic indicates that a BMI of 40 and over, adult, generally corresponds with extreme obese.

    Can one code to 278.01

    Thank you.

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    Underweight: Less than 17.9
    Normal: 18 to 24.9 (18 to 22.9 for Asians)
    Overweight: 25.1 to 29.9 (23 to 29.9 for Asians)
    Obese, moderate: 30 to 40
    Obese, severe: More than 40

    Per the following website, yes:

    This morbid obesity is also called by some people as clinically severe obesity or extreme obesity.

    I've also saw it on 2 other sites.
    The Oracle

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