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Code: E78.0
Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Pure hypercholesterolemia
Block: Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
Details: Pure hypercholesterolemia
E78
Excludes1: sphingolipidosis (E75.0-E75.3)
Guidelines: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E89)
Excludes 1: transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
Note: All neoplasms, whether functionally active or not, are classified in Chapter 2. Appropriate codes in this chapter (i.e. E05.8, E07.0, E16-E31, E34.-) may be used as additional codes to indicate either functional activity by neoplasms and ectopic endocrine tissue or hyperfunction and hypofunction of endocrine glands associated with neoplasms and other conditions classified elsewhere.
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almag69

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We are getting denials now for the Diagnosis E78.00 Pure Hypercholesterolemia which is what we use when our patients have high total Cholesterol. And also a high LDL. Since ICD-10 has this as an unspecified code some carriers are denying this, what I would like to know is what code/codes are other offices using when this is what the patient is diagnosed with. There is E78.1, E78.2 and so on with a list of descriptions under each code but we are finding it hard to determine what fits best.

I hope I have presented my question clearly any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Tina
 

orazzals

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E78.00

I see no one has replied. Did you ever find out the answer to your question? Our system put an edit in place not to use as a primary code probably because of getting denials.
 

apell

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Curious if you are still getting many denials for this. E78.00 should be able to be listed as primary. I saw that the original post was in December 2016. I wonder if some denials were because of the catch up from e78.0 to e78.00 that took effect in October of that year.
 
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