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ICD-10-CM Code E78.6
Lipoprotein deficiency

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

E78.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of lipoprotein deficiency. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code E786 is used to code Hypoalphalipoproteinemia

Hypoalphalipoproteinemia is a high-density lipoprotein deficiency, inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.

Specialty: Endocrinology
MeSH Codes: D052456, D007009, D006995, D013631, D007863
ICD 9 Codes: 272.5, 272.5, 272.5, 272.5, 272.5
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for E78.6 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.
Depressed HDL cholesterol
High-density lipoprotein deficiency
Hypobetalipoproteinemia (familial)
Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency
Tangier disease

MS-DRG Mapping

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

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E78.6 - Lipoprotein deficiency'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E78.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Tangier disease (E78.6)
Hypoalphalipoproteinemia (E78.6)
Hypobetalipoproteinemia(familial) (E78.6)
Hypolipoproteinemia(alpha) (beta) (E78.6)
Bassen-Kornzweig disease or syndrome (E78.6)
Abetalipoproteinemia (E78.6)
Acanthocytosis (E78.6)
Analphalipoproteinemia (E78.6)


Lipoprotein deficiencies (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 272.5 was previously used, E78.6 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/E786