Coding guidance update: Learn the new rules for coding body mass index

Effective Nov 28, 2018
Published Nov 28, 2018
Last Reviewed Nov 27, 2018
Assign a code for a patient’s body mass index (BMI) only when there is also a documented condition associated with the BMI that meets the definition of a reportable diagnosis, according to recently released Q4 2018 Coding Clinic guidance.
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