ICD-10-CM Code E27.1
Primary adrenocortical insufficiency
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
E27.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of primary adrenocortical insufficiency. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code E271 is used to code Addison's disease
Addison’s disease (also Addison disease, chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypocortisolism, and hypoadrenalism) is a rare, chronic endocrine system disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids). It is characterised by a number of relatively nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain and weakness, but under certain circumstances, these may progress to Addisonian crisis, a severe illness which may include very low blood pressure and coma. An adrenal crisis often occurs if the body is subjected to stress, such as an accident, injury, surgery, severe infection or illness; death may quickly follow.
|ICD 9 Code:||255.4|
Classic hyperpigmentation as seen in Addison's disease
Coding Notes for E27.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Addison's disease
- Autoimmune adrenalitis
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Addison only phenotype adrenoleukodystrophy - instead, use code E71.528
- Amyloidosis - instead, use code E85.-
- Tuberculous Addison's disease - instead, use code A18.7
- Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome - instead, use code A39.1
- DRG Group #643-645 - Endocrine disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #643-645 - Endocrine disorders with CC.
- DRG Group #643-645 - Endocrine disorders without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E27.1 - Primary adrenocortical insufficiency'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code E27.1 and a single ICD9 code, 255.41 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.