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ICD-10-CM Code E78.0
Pure hypercholesterolemia

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

E78.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pure hypercholesterolemia. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code E780 is used to code Familial hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia (abbreviated FH, also spelled familial hypercholesterolaemia) is a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels, specifically very high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, "bad cholesterol"), in the blood and early cardiovascular disease. Since individuals with FH underlying body biochemistry is slightly different, their high cholesterol levels are less responsive to the kinds of cholesterol control methods which are usually more effective in people without FH (such as dietary modification and statin tablets). Nevertheless, treatment (including higher statin doses) is usually effective.

Specialty: Endocrinology
MeSH Code: D006938
ICD 9 Code: 272.0

Xanthelasma palpebrarum, yellowish patches consisting of cholesterol deposits above the eyelids. These are more common in people with FH.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for E78.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Familial hypercholesterolemia
Fredrickson's hyperlipoproteinemia, type IIa
Hyperlipidemia, Group A
Low-density-lipoprotein-type [LDL] hyperlipoproteinemia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #642 - Inborn and other disorders of metabolism.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Serum cholesterol raised (finding)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E78.0 - Pure hypercholesterolemia'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E78.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Low-density-lipoprotein-type(LDL) hyperlipoproteinemia (E78.0)
Hyperbetalipoproteinemia(familial) (E78.0)
Hypercholesterolemia(essential) (familial) (hereditary) (primary) (pure) (E78.0)
Cholesteremia (E78.0)
Cholesterolemia(essential) (familial) (hereditary) (pure) (E78.0)


Pure hypercholesterolemia (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 272.0 was previously used, E78.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: E78 - Disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and other lipidemias

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/E780