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Pediatric Coding Alert

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Question: Our pediatrician has routinely used E66.9 to code obese patients and E66.01 for patients who are morbidly obese. For a 10-year-old patient whose overeating has led to a body mass index (BMI) of 23, our provider documented E66.9, which I don't believe is the correct code for this encounter. Is there a better code to use? Utah Subscriber Answer: According to [...]