ICD-10-CM Code E72.2
Disorders of urea cycle metabolism
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code E72.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of E72.2 that describes the diagnosis 'disorders of urea cycle metabolism' in more detail.
- E72.2 Disorders of urea cycle metabolism NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE E72.20 Disorder of urea cycle metabolism, unspecified
- BILLABLE E72.21 Argininemia
- BILLABLE E72.22 Arginosuccinic aciduria
- BILLABLE E72.23 Citrullinemia
- BILLABLE E72.29 Other disorders of urea cycle metabolism
The ICD code E722 is used to code Argininosuccinic aciduria
Argininosuccinic aciduria, also called argininosuccinic acidemia, is an inherited disorder that causes the accumulation of argininosuccinic acid (also known as "ASA") in the blood and urine. Some patients may also have an elevation of ammonia, a toxic chemical, which can affect the nervous system. Argininosuccinic aciduria may become evident in the first few days of life because of high blood ammonia, or later in life presenting with "sparse" or "brittle" hair, developmental delay, and tremors.
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Coding Notes for E72.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Disorders of ornithine metabolism - instead, use code E72.4
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Hyperammonemic encephalopathy (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E72.2 - Disorders of urea cycle metabolism'
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