ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V85.53

BMI,pediatric 85% - <95%

Diagnosis Code V85.53

ICD-9: V85.53
Short Description: BMI,pediatric 85% - <95%
Long Description: Body Mass Index, pediatric, 85th percentile to less than 95th percentile for age
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V85.53

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses (age 0 through 17) Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses (age 0 through 17)
Pediatric diagnoses: Age range is 0–17 years inclusive.

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
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.
  • Z68.53 - BMI pediatric, 85% to less than 95th percentile for age

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V85.53 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • BMI (body mass index)
      • pediatric
        • 85th percentile to less than 95th percentile for age V85.53
    • Body, bodies
      • mass index (BMI)
        • pediatric
          • 85th percentile to less than 95th percentile for age V85.53

Information for Patients

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

  • Thyroid problems
  • Cancer
  • Infectious diseases
  • Digestive diseases
  • Certain medicines

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.

  • Body mass index
  • Growth chart
  • Overweight
  • Weight gain - unintentional
  • Weight loss - unintentional

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