ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V85.45

BMI 70 and over, adult

Diagnosis Code V85.45

ICD-9: V85.45
Short Description: BMI 70 and over, adult
Long Description: Body Mass Index 70 and over, adult
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V85.45

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Body mass index (V85)
      • V85 Body mass index

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Adult diagnoses (age 15 through 124) Additional informationCallout TooltipAdult diagnoses (age 15 through 124)
Adult diagnoses: Age range is 15–124 years inclusive.

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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.
  • Z68.45 - Body mass index (BMI) 70 or greater, adult

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V85.45 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • BMI (body mass index)
      • adult
        • 70 and over V85.45
    • Body, bodies
      • mass index (BMI)
        • adult
          • 70 and over V85.45

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
  • Obesity
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)
  • Understanding Adult Overweight and Obesity - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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