Z68 - Body mass index [BMI]

Version 2023
Short Description:Body mass index [BMI]
Long Description:Body mass index [BMI]
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Body mass index (Z68) (BMI)
      • Body mass index [BMI] (Z68)

Z68 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of body mass index [bmi]. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Body mass index [BMI]

Non-specific codes like Z68 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for body mass index [bmi]:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.1 for Body mass index [BMI] 19.9 or less, adult
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z68.2 for Body mass index [BMI] 20-29, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.20 for Body mass index [BMI] 20.0-20.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.21 for Body mass index [BMI] 21.0-21.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.22 for Body mass index [BMI] 22.0-22.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.23 for Body mass index [BMI] 23.0-23.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.24 for Body mass index [BMI] 24.0-24.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.25 for Body mass index [BMI] 25.0-25.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.26 for Body mass index [BMI] 26.0-26.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.27 for Body mass index [BMI] 27.0-27.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.28 for Body mass index [BMI] 28.0-28.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.29 for Body mass index [BMI] 29.0-29.9, adult
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z68.3 for Body mass index [BMI] 30-39, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.30 for Body mass index [BMI] 30.0-30.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.31 for Body mass index [BMI] 31.0-31.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.32 for Body mass index [BMI] 32.0-32.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.33 for Body mass index [BMI] 33.0-33.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.34 for Body mass index [BMI] 34.0-34.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.35 for Body mass index [BMI] 35.0-35.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.36 for Body mass index [BMI] 36.0-36.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.37 for Body mass index [BMI] 37.0-37.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.38 for Body mass index [BMI] 38.0-38.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.39 for Body mass index [BMI] 39.0-39.9, adult
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z68.4 for Body mass index [BMI] 40 or greater, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.41 for Body mass index [BMI] 40.0-44.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.42 for Body mass index [BMI] 45.0-49.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.43 for Body mass index [BMI] 50.0-59.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.44 for Body mass index [BMI] 60.0-69.9, adult
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.45 for Body mass index [BMI] 70 or greater, adult
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z68.5 for Body mass index [BMI] pediatric
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.51 for Body mass index [BMI] pediatric, less than 5th percentile for age
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.52 for Body mass index [BMI] pediatric, 5th percentile to less than 85th percentile for age
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.53 for Body mass index [BMI] pediatric, 85th percentile to less than 95th percentile for age
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z68.54 for Body mass index [BMI] pediatric, greater than or equal to 95th percentile for age

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Patient Education

Body Weight

Do you know if your current weight is healthy? "Underweight", "normal", "overweight", and "obese" are all labels for ranges of weight. Obese and overweight mean that your weight is greater than it should be for your health. Underweight means that it is lower than it should be for your health. Your healthy body weight depends on your sex and height. For children, it also depends on your age.

A sudden, unexpected change in weight can be a sign of a medical problem. Causes for sudden weight loss can include:

Sudden weight gain can be due to medicines, thyroid problems, heart failure, and kidney disease.

Good nutrition and exercise can help in losing weight. Eating extra calories within a well-balanced diet and treating any underlying medical problems can help to add weight.

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