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ICD-10-CM Code E78
Disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and other lipidemias

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code E78 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of E78 that describes the diagnosis 'disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and other lipidemias' in more detail.

The ICD code E78 is used to code Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia, hyperlipoproteinemia, or hyperlipidaemia (British English) involves abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood. It is the most common form of dyslipidemia (which includes any abnormal lipid levels).

Specialty: Cardiology
MeSH Codes: D006949, D006949, D006949, D006949, D006949
ICD 9 Codes: 272.0, 272.1, 272.3, 272.2, 272.4

A 4-ml sample of hyperlipidemic blood with lipids separated into the top fraction (Sample is in an EDTA collection tube.)

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Coding Notes for E78 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Sphingolipidosis (E75.0-E75.3) - instead, use code E75.0-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E78 - Disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and other lipidemias'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E78. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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