Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z68.41

Body mass index (BMI) 40.0-44.9, adult

    2015 Billable Code Unacceptable As Principal Dx Adult Only Dx (15-124 years) POA Exempt

  • Z68.41 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, Z68.41 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z68.41. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Description Synonyms
  • Obesity, body mass index (BMI 40-44.9
  • Severe adult obesity with BMI between 40-44.9
  • Severe obesity, BMI 40-44.9, adult
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Z68.41 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
  • Z68.41 is considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis as it describes a circumstance which influences an individual's health status but not a current illness or injury, or the diagnosis may not be a specific manifestation but may be due to an underlying cause.
Present On Admission
  • Z68.41 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Z68.41 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 640 Misc disorders of nutrition,metabolism,fluids/electrolytes with mcc
  • 641 Misc disorders of nutrition,metabolism,fluids/electrolytes without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM Z68.41 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM Z68.41: