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Documenting Eating Disorders with ICD-10 Codes


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For accurate clinical documentation of common eating disorders using ICD-10 diagnosis codes, physicians can benefit from the services of medical billing outsourcing companies.

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Documenting Eating Disorders with ICD-10 Codes

  1. 1. 1-800-670-2809 Documenting Eating Disorders with ICD-10 Codes
  2. 2. Eating disorders are psychological disorders characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. The most common eating disorders which can affect both men and women include Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Binge- Eating disorders (BED). Studies say that at least 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life.
  3. 3. 1-800-670-2809 Warning signs that may indicate an eating disorder include: 1 3 4 5 6 7 Chronic dieting Constant weight fluctuations Obsession with calories and fat contents of food 2 Adopting an overly restrictive vegetarian diet Excessive focus on healthy eating Excessive exercise Switching between periods of overeating and fasting
  4. 4. 1-800-670-2809 ICD-10-CM Codes for Common Eating Disorders One of the most common psychiatric diagnoses in young women, the patient sees herself as overweight, even when she is dangerously underweight. F50 – Eating disorders F50.0 – Anorexia nervosa F50 – Eating disorders F50.00 – Anorexia nervosa, unspecified F50.01 – Anorexia nervosa, restricting type F50.02 – Anorexia nervosa, binge eating/ purging type Anorexia Nervosa1
  5. 5. 1-800-670-2809 This potentially life-threatening disorder can have injuring effects such as gastrointestinal problems, severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. F50.02 – Bulimia nervosa Bulimia Nervosa2 Binge Eating Disorder (BED)3 Men and women with this condition may experience intense feelings of guilt, distress, and embarrassment related to their binge-eating, which may result in further progression of this eating disorder. F50.81 – Binge eating disorder
  6. 6. 1-800-670-2809 Pica2 This condition is a compulsion to eat non-food items such as clay, ice, and dirt that do not contain significant nutritional value. This disorder can be found in children as well as adults. F98.3 – Pica of infancy and childhood F50.89 – Pica in adults Rumination Disorder in Infancy2 This condition occurs among children between 3-12 months of age. They bring back and re-chew food that was already swallowed. F98.21 – Rumination disorder of infancy
  7. 7. 1-800-670-2809 Physicians working in this specialty can benefit from services offered by experienced medical billing companies to submit their claims with up-to-date medical codes. Accurate coding helps to avoid claim denials and ensures optimal reimbursement.
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