Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z68.41

Body mass index (BMI) 40.0-44.9, adult

  • Z68.41 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2014 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.
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 Information
  • 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: