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Code: E78.0
Pure hypercholesterolemia
Parent Code Notes: E78
Excludes1: sphingolipidosis (E75.0-E75.3)

Block Notes
Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
Excludes 1: androgen insensitivity syndrome (E34.5-)
congenital adrenal hyperplasia (E25.0)
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Q79.6)
hemolytic anemias attributable to enzyme disorders (D55.-)
Marfan's syndrome (Q87.4)
5-alpha-reductase deficiency (E29.1)

Coding Guidelines
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E89)
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.
Excludes 1: transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)

Restevez1989

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Hi,

Has ICD-10 Code E78.0 been deleted? And what has it been replaced with? I have been getting denials when using this ICD-10 code as primary DX.

Thanks
 

mitchellde

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Effective October 1, 2016 E78.0 was revised. It is a subcategory and not valid as a code. Your software should have been updated for this and you should have had 2017 codebooks that show this change. There are mandatory 5th characters needed to complete this into a valid code. You will need to look it up to figure out which one you need.
 

Restevez1989

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Effective October 1, 2016 E78.0 was revised. It is a subcategory and not valid as a code. Your software should have been updated for this and you should have had 2017 codebooks that show this change. There are mandatory 5th characters needed to complete this into a valid code. You will need to look it up to figure out which one you need.

Thanks for your help :)
 
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