ICD-10-CM Code F50.0
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 F50.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of F50.0 that describes the diagnosis 'anorexia nervosa' in more detail.
- F50.0 Anorexia nervosa NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code F500 is used to code Anorexia nervosa
Anorexia nervosa, often referred to simply as anorexia, is an eating disorder characterized by a low weight, fear of gaining weight, a strong desire to be thin, and food restriction. Many people with anorexia see themselves as overweight even though they are underweight. If asked they usually deny they have a problem with low weight. Often they weigh themselves frequently, eat only small amounts, and only eat certain foods. Some will exercise excessively, force themselves to vomit, or use laxatives to produce weight loss. Complications may include osteoporosis, infertility and heart damage, among others. Women will often stop having menstrual periods.
|ICD 9 Code:||307.1|
"Miss A—" pictured in 1866 and in 1870 after treatment. She was one of the earliest case studies of anorexia. From the published medical papers of Sir William Gull
Coding Notes for F50.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F50.0 - Anorexia nervosa'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F50.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.