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ICD-10-CM Code F50.2
Bulimia nervosa

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Mental Health
Mental Health Code
Indicates that the ICD code is referenced in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 5)
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

F50.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of bulimia nervosa. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code F502 is used to code Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, also known as simply bulimia, is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging. Binge eating refers to eating a large amount of food in a short amount of time. Purging refers to attempts to rid oneself of the food consumed. This may be done by vomiting or taking a laxative. Other efforts to lose weight may include the use of diuretics, stimulants, fasting, or excessive exercise. Most people with bulimia have a normal weight. The forcing of vomiting may result in thickened skin on the knuckles and breakdown of the teeth. Bulimia is frequently associated with other mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and problems with drugs or alcohol. There is also a higher risk of suicide and self-harm.

Specialty: Psychiatry
MeSH Code: D052018
ICD 9 Code: 307.51

Loss of enamel from the inside of the upper front teeth as a result of bulimia

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Coding Notes for F50.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Bulimia NOS
Hyperorexia nervosa
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 nervosa, binge eating/purging type - instead, use code F50.02

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #887 - Other mental disorder diagnoses.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F50.2 - Bulimia nervosa'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F50.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Hyperorexia nervosa (F50.2)
Bulimia(nervosa) (F50.2)


Bulimia nervosa (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 307.51 was previously used, F50.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: F50 - Eating disorders

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