Billable Medical Code for Pure Hyperglyceridemia
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 272.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 272.1.
Hypertriglyceridemia is also known as endogenous hypertriglyceridemia, familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency (disorder), hyperlipoproteinemia type I, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertriglyceridemia (high blood fats), hypertriglyceridemia, endogenous, hypertriglyceridemia, primary, and primary hypertriglyceridemia. This applies to endogenous hyperglyceridemia, fredrickson Type IV hyperlipoproteinemia, hyperlipidemia Group B, hyperprebetalipoproteinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, essential, and very-low-density-lipoid-type [VLDL] hyperlipoproteinemia.
Hypertriglyceridemia Definition and Symptoms
Hypertriglyceridemia is a disorder where triglyceride levels are elevated which is usually caused by uncontrolled diabetes. This condition is a very high risk factor for coronary artery disease. Symptoms may include inflammation of the pancreas, sudden and severe stomach pains, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and fever.