ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E66.8

Other obesity

Diagnosis Code E66.8

ICD-10: E66.8
Short Description: Other obesity
Long Description: Other obesity
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E66.8

Valid for Submission
The code E66.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Overweight, obesity and other hyperalimentation (E65-E68)
      • Overweight and obesity (E66)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E66.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

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

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Synonyms
  • Adult-onset obesity
  • Android obesity
  • Buffalo obesity
  • Central obesity
  • Childhood obesity
  • Constitutional obesity
  • Endogenous obesity
  • Familial obesity
  • Gynecoid obesity
  • Hyperinsulinar obesity
  • Hyperplastic obesity
  • Hyperplastic-hypertrophic obesity
  • Hypertrophic obesity
  • Hypogonadal obesity
  • Hypothalamic disorder of appetite
  • Hypothalamic obesity
  • Obesity by adipocyte growth pattern
  • Obesity by adipocyte growth pattern
  • Obesity by adipocyte growth pattern
  • Obesity by age of onset
  • Obesity by age of onset
  • Obesity by contributing factors
  • Obesity by contributing factors
  • Obesity by contributing factors
  • Obesity of endocrine origin
  • Peripheral obesity
  • Pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic underventilation
  • Pulmonary hypertension due to lung disease and/or hypoxia
  • Pulmonary hypertension with extreme obesity

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


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