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.
Hypercholesterolemia 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.
Hypercholesterolemia Definition and Symptoms
Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol) is when there is an abnormally high level of cholesterol in the blood. High cholesterol can be inherited but is typically the result of an un-healthy lifestyle. This is completely preventable and treatable. High cholesterol has no symptoms and can only be detected through a blood test.