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Old 08-07-2008, 01:26 PM
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What DX code do you use for elevated lipids. The ICD9 lists "Lipase" but I don't know if this is the same as "Lipids". Thank you coders. One day soon I'll be able to "Pay it Forward" and answer other coders questions !
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:19 PM
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Default DX code for elevated lipids

In my opinion I would use code 272.8. The medical dictionary instructs you to see: fat; lipoprotein. LRM
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:28 AM
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Coding scenarios without a final diagnosis can be frustrating. But, I agree with Irmckinney. You can find the code that properly reports your scenario by looking up the “main term: ‘Findings” in Volume 2 of the ICD-9 manual. Precisely: Finds, abnormal, without diagnosis; locate the subterm lipids and see what code most accurately identifies your case.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:41 AM
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What DX code do you use for elevated lipids. The ICD9 lists "Lipase" but I don't know if this is the same as "Lipids". Thank you coders. One day soon I'll be able to "Pay it Forward" and answer other coders questions !
Lipase is an enzyme, lipids (lipoids) are fat. If the patient does not have the diagnosis of hyperlipidemia, then perhaps 272.8 or 272.9 would be appropriate.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:26 AM
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I would use code 272.9 (since you don't state a specific disorder of the lipoid metabolism). If you have further documentation, then use the appropriate code in the 272.x range.

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:30 AM
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272.9 woud be the correct code
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:12 PM
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Default elevated lipase

elevated lipase code 790.5 look in the index
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:31 PM
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now i am confused which is the right code 272.9 or 790.5
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I would go with the 272.9
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:37 AM
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790.5 is for lipase which is an enzyme - totally different than lipids. The correct code for the elevated lipids would be 272.8 or 272.9.
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