Billable Medical Code for Disorders of Mitochondrial Metabolism
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 277.87
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 277.87.
The Short Description Is: Dis mitochondrial metab.
Mitochondrial myopathy is also known as bilat Kearns-Sayre syndrome, bilateral Kearns-Sayre syndrome, defect mitochondrial metabolism, disorder of mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes, juvenile myopathy encephalopathy, lactic acidosis AND stroke, kearns sayre syndrome, kearns-Sayre syndrome, kearns-Sayre syndrome both eyes, L Kearns-Sayre syndrome, left Kearns-Sayre syndrome,
mitochondrial disorder respiratory chain, mitochondrial encephalopathy lactic acidosis, and stroke like episodes, mitochondrial encephalopathy lactic acidosis stroke, mitochondrial metabolism defect, mitochondrial metabolism disorder, mitochondrial mutation, mitochondrial myopathy, mitochondrial respiratory chain disorder, myoclonus epilepsy AND ragged red fibers, myoclonus epilepsy and ragged red fibers syndrome, myopathy, mitochondrial, neurogenic muscle weakness ataxia and retinitis pigmentosa, pearson’s syndrome, R Kearns-Sayre syndrome, and right Kearns-Sayre syndrome.
Mitochondrial Myopathy Definition and Symptoms
Mitochondrial myopathy is a gropu of diseases each with different symptoms and are all caused by a problem with the mitochondria. Symptoms are cardiac muscle weakness, drooping eyelids, chronic diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, cramps, vomiting, and a feeling of being full.