Diagnosis Code E66.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Questionable admission codes Questionable admission codes
Some diagnoses are not usually sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital. For example, if a patient is given code R030 for elevated blood pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension, then the patient would have a questionable admission, since elevated blood pressure reading is not normally sufficient justification for admission to a hospital.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E66.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM , FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC 640
- MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM , FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC 641
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 278.00 - Obesity NOS (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Body mass index 30+ - obesity
- Diabetes mellitus type 2 in obese
- Generalized obesity
- Impaired glucose tolerance in obese
- Increased body mass index
- Lifelong obesity
- Lymphedema associated with obesity
- Obese class I
- Obese class II
- Obesity by adipocyte growth pattern
- Obesity by age of onset
- Obesity by contributing factors
- Obesity by fat distribution pattern
- Obesity in mother complicating childbirth
- On examination - obese
- On examination - overweight
- Simple obesity
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code E66.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Obesity NOS
Information for Patients
Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for his or her height.
Obesity occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person. Factors that might affect your weight include your genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods, and not being physically active.
Being obese increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. If you are obese, losing even 5 to 10 percent of your weight can delay or prevent some of these diseases. For example, that means losing 10 to 20 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Body mass index
- Health risks of obesity
- Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)
- Understanding Adult Overweight and Obesity - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)