ICD-10-CM Code F50
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 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.
- F50 Eating disorders NON-BILLABLE
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.
|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 ExcludesType-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 ExcludesType-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-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F50 - Eating disorders'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F50. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.