ICD-10-CM Code E65

Localized adiposity

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E65 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of localized adiposity. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code E65 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like excess panniculus of abdomen, excess subcutaneous fat, excess subcutaneous fat, excess subcutaneous fat, excess subcutaneous fat, excess subcutaneous fat, etc

ICD-10:E65
Short Description:Localized adiposity
Long Description:Localized adiposity

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E65:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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.
  • Fat pad

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E65 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Excess panniculus of abdomen
  • Excess subcutaneous fat
  • Excess subcutaneous fat
  • Excess subcutaneous fat
  • Excess subcutaneous fat
  • Excess subcutaneous fat
  • Excess subcutaneous fat of back
  • Excess subcutaneous fat of breast
  • Excess subcutaneous fat of lower limb
  • Excess subcutaneous fat of upper limb
  • Fat hypertrophy
  • Fat hypertrophy
  • Fat hypertrophy due to injected drug
  • Fat pad syndrome
  • Increase in body fat
  • Increase in body fat
  • Increase in body fat
  • Increase in body fat
  • Increase in body fat
  • Insulin lipohypertrophy
  • Localized adiposity
  • Steatopygia

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code E65 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 640 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC
  • 641 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC

Convert E65 to ICD-9

  • 278.1 - Localized adiposity

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Overweight, obesity and other hyperalimentation (E65-E68)
      • Localized adiposity (E65)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Obesity

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 happens 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.

Obesity increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. If you have obesity, 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

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  • Health risks of obesity (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) (Medical Encyclopedia)

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