July 26, 2019
The benefit of maintaining a healthy weight is one of the key essentials to reducing risks for high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to greater risks of heart disease and stroke.
Measuring and documenting your patient’s Body Mass Index (BMI) during every office visit can help you address patients at-risk of increased morbidity. To accomplish this goal, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) provides a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set — HEDIS® Adult Body Mass Index Tip Sheet with specific ICD-10 Z codes and charting tips. The Adult BMI Assessment measure applies to patients 18-74 years of age who had an outpatient visit and whose BMI was documented during the measurement year or the year before the measurement year. Submitting the appropriate ICD-10 Z code decreases the likelihood that a medical record will be needed during the HEDIS season for the Adult BMI Assessment HEDIS measure.
NOTE: The Z code must be used as a secondary code and is non-reimbursable.
HEDIS® is a registered trademark of NCQA