Has anyone else had a BMI denial, if so how are you winning?
i have used the below with no luck.
Coding Clinic 4th Q, 2018 pg 77 - "obesity and morbid obesity are always clinically significant and reportable when documented by the provider. In addition, if documented the BMI code may be coded in addition to the obesity or morbid obesity code."
Coding Clinic 3rd Q, 2011 pg. 4 - "individuals who are overweight, obese or morbidly obese are at an increased risk for certain medical conditions when compared to person of normal weight. Therefore, these conditions are always clinically significant and reportable when documented by the provider..."