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Pediatric Coding Alert

Condition Spotlight:

Weigh the Answers to These Frequently Asked Pediatric BMI Questions

And take heed of these 3 notes of caution. Coding for a pediatric patient’s body mass index (BMI) isn’t as simple as it looks. Unlike adult BMIs, children’s BMIs are calculated as percentiles relative to their gender and age group. And even when you locate the correct code, knowing when you can, or should, use it can also be pretty [...]