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ICD-10-CM Code F50
Eating disorders

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code F50 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of F50 that describes the diagnosis 'eating disorders' in more detail.


The ICD code F50 is used to code Simple eating disorder

eating disorders are mental illnesses defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affecting a person's physical or mental health. they include binge eating disorder where people eat a large amount in a short period of time, anorexia nervosa where people eat very little and thus have a low body weight, bulimia nervosa where people eat a lot and then try to rid themselves of the food, pica where people eat non food items, rumination disorder where people regurgitate food, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder where people have a lack of interest in food, and a group of other specified feeding or eating disorders. anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse are common among people with eating disorders. these disorders do not include obesity.

Specialty: Psychiatry
MeSH Codes: D001068, D001068
ICD 9 Codes: 307.5, 307.5

Coding Notes for F50 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Anorexia NOS - instead, use code R63.0
Feeding difficulties - instead, use code R63.3
Polyphagia - instead, use code R63.2
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Feeding disorder in infancy or childhood - instead, use code F98.2-

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