ICD-10-CM Code E66
Overweight and obesity
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code E66 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of E66 that describes the diagnosis 'overweight and obesity' in more detail.
- E66 Overweight and obesity NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code E66 is used to code Childhood obesity
Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being. As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern. The term overweight rather than obese is often used in children as it is less stigmatizing.
|ICD 9 Code:||278|
Children with varying degrees of body fat.
Coding Notes for E66 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
- Obesity complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, if applicable See code O99.21-
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code to identify body mass index (BMI), if known See code Z68.-
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Adiposogenital dystrophy - instead, use code E23.6
- Lipomatosis NOS - instead, use code E88.2
- Lipomatosis dolorosa [Dercum] - instead, use code E88.2
- Prader-Willi syndrome - instead, use code Q87.1
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E66 - Overweight and obesity'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E66. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.