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|Because it takes both height and weight into account, the Body Mass Index (BMI) has become the standard for gauging the level of obesity. BMI should be recorded on all patients. A diagnosis of overweight, obesity, or morbid obesity should have its place on the Problem List, and be coded on the claim.
Use these diagnostic codes for ADULT patients:
Use these diagnostic codes for PEDIATRIC patients (age 2-20):
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