Billable Medical Code for Pure Hypercholesterolemia
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 272.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 272.0.
The Short Description Is: Pure hypercholesterolem.
High cholesterol is also known as familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia, familial hyperalphalipoproteinemia, familial hypercholesterolemia, familial hypercholesterolemia – homozygous, high cholesterol, hyperalphalipoproteinemia, familial, hyperbetalipoproteinemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), hypercholesterolemia familial, and hypercholesterolemia familial homozygous. This applies to familial hypercholesterolemia, fredrickson Type IIa hyperlipoproteinemia, hyperbetalipoproteinemia, hyperlipidemia, Group A, and low-density-lipoid-type [LDL] hyperlipoproteinemia.
High Cholesterol Definition and Symptoms
High cholesterol is when too much cholesterol begins to build up in the arteries, narrowing them and making it difficult for blood to flow normally through them. High cholesterol has no symptoms and can only be detected by a blood test. If gone untreated high cholesterol can eventually end in heart attack or stroke.