2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F50.2

Bulimia nervosa

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • F50.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM F50.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F50.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 F50.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Bulimia NOS
  • Hyperorexia nervosa
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as F50.2. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • anorexia nervosa, binge eating/purging type (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F50.02

    Anorexia nervosa, binge eating/purging type

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    Type 1 Excludes
    F50.02
    )
The following code(s) above F50.2 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to F50.2:
  • F01-F99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range F01-F99

    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders

    Includes
    • disorders of psychological development
    Type 2 Excludes
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • F50
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F50

    Eating disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • anorexia NOS (R63.0)
    • feeding difficulties (R63.3)
    • feeding problems of newborn (P92.-)
    • polyphagia (R63.2)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • feeding disorder in infancy or childhood (F98.2-)
    Eating disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bulimia nervosa, extreme
  • Bulimia nervosa, in full remission
  • Bulimia nervosa, in partial remission
  • Bulimia nervosa, mild
  • Bulimia nervosa, moderate
  • Bulimia nervosa, severe
  • Nutrition therapy for bulimia done
  • Nutritional therapy for bulimia (binge purge eating)
Clinical Information
  • A disorder associated with three or more of the following: eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry; eating much more rapidly than normal; eating alone due to embarrassment; feeling of disgust, depression, or guilt after overeating. Criteria includes occurrence on average, at least 2 days a week for 6 months. The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior (i.e. Purging, excessive exercise, etc.) and does not co-occur exclusively with bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa. (from dsm-iv, 1994)
  • A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge-eating over which the individual feels a lack of control and a sense of disgust and shame; unlike bulimia, however, there is no attempt to compensate for the binge-eating through vomiting or fasting.
  • A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge-eating over which the individual feels a lack of control; these episodes of binge-eating are followed by recurrent compensatory behavior to prevent weight gain, usually self-induced vomiting. In addition, self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body image.
  • An eating disorder that is characterized by a cycle of binge eating (bulimia or bingeing) followed by inappropriate acts (purging) to avert weight gain. Purging methods often include self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, excessive exercise, and fasting.
  • Disorder characterized primarily by binge eating and often accompanied by self-induced vomiting and/or misuse of laxatives.
  • Eating an excess amount of food in a short period of time, as seen in the disorder of bulimia nervosa. It is caused by an abnormal craving for food, or insatiable hunger also known as "ox hunger".
  • Eating disorder that involves eating massive quantities of food (binge eating) and then eliminating the food by inappropriate compensatory methods to prevent weight gain, such as self induced vomiting or strong laxatives.
  • Eating excessive quantities of food, often after stressful events. Compare bulimia.
  • Episodes of binge eating with a sense of lack of control; most individuals exhibiting this behavior are obese and usually do not use compensatory behaviors (such as purging, fasting, misuse of laxatives and other medications, or excessive exercise) that are characteristic of bulimia nervosa.
ICD-10-CM F50.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 887 Other mental disorder diagnoses

Convert F50.2 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to F50.2:
  • Type 1 Excludes: F50.02
    , R11
    , R63
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F50.02

    Anorexia nervosa, binge eating/purging type

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R11

    Nausea and vomiting

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cyclical vomiting associated with migraine (G43.A-)
    • excessive vomiting in pregnancy (O21.-)
    • hematemesis (K92.0)
    • neonatal hematemesis (P54.0)
    • newborn vomiting (P92.0-)
    • psychogenic vomiting (F50.89)
    • vomiting associated with bulimia nervosa (F50.2)
    • vomiting following gastrointestinal surgery (K91.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R63

    Symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
  • Type 2 Excludes: R11.15
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R11.15

    Cyclical vomiting syndrome unrelated to migraine

      2020 - New Code Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cyclic vomiting syndrome NOS
    • Persistent vomiting
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cyclical vomiting in migraine (G43.A-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • bulimia nervosa (F50.2)
    • diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition (E08.-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to F50.2:
  • Anorexia R63.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R63.0

    Anorexia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Loss of appetite
    Type 1 Excludes
    • anorexia nervosa (F50.0-)
    • loss of appetite of nonorganic origin (F50.89)
  • Bulimia (nervosa) F50.2
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • eating (adult) (psychogenic) F50.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F50.9

      Eating disorder, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Atypical anorexia nervosa
      • Atypical bulimia nervosa
      • Feeding or eating disorder, unspecified
      • Other specified feeding disorder
      • bulimia F50.2
  • Hyperorexia nervosa F50.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F50.2
F48 Other nonpsychotic mental disorders
F48.1 Depersonalization-derealization syndrome
F48.2 Pseudobulbar affect
F48.8 Other specified nonpsychotic mental disorders
F48.9 Nonpsychotic mental disorder, unspecified
F50 Eating disorders
F50.0 Anorexia nervosa
F50.00 …… unspecified
F50.01 …… restricting type
F50.02 …… binge eating/purging type
F50.2 Bulimia nervosa
F50.8 Other eating disorders
F50.81 Binge eating disorder
F50.82 Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
F50.89 Other specified eating disorder
F50.9 Eating disorder, unspecified
F51 Sleep disorders not due to a substance or known physiological condition
F51.0 Insomnia not due to a substance or known physiological condition
F51.01 Primary insomnia
F51.02 Adjustment insomnia
F51.03 Paradoxical insomnia

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