Valid for Submission
F50.81 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of binge eating disorder. The code F50.81 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code F50.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like binge eating disorder, binging, compulsive eating pattern or finding of quantity of eating.
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 F50.81 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Binge eating disorder
- Compulsive eating pattern
- Finding of quantity of eating
- BINGE EATING DISORDER-. a disorder associated with three or more of the following: eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry; eating much more rapidly than normal; eating alone due to embarrassment; feeling of disgust depression or guilt after overeating. criteria includes occurrence on average at least 2 days a week for 6 months. the binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior i.e. purging excessive exercise etc. and does not co occur exclusively with bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa. from dsm iv 1994
F5081 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert F50.81 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code F50.81 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating, Bulimia
Eating disorders are serious behavior problems. They can include severe overeating or not consuming enough food to stay healthy. They also involve extreme concern about your shape or weight.
Types of eating disorders include
- Anorexia nervosa, in which you become too thin, but you don't eat enough because you think you are fat
- Bulimia nervosa, which involves periods of overeating followed by purging, sometimes through self-induced vomiting or using laxatives
- Binge-eating, which is out-of-control eating
Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders. They usually start in the teenage years and often occur along with depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse.
Eating disorders can lead to heart and kidney problems and even death. Getting help early is important. Treatment involves monitoring, talk therapy, nutritional counseling, and sometimes medicines.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
- Anorexia nervosa (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Binge eating disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Break the bonds of emotional eating (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bulimia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pica (Medical Encyclopedia)
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