Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 272.0
Pure hypercholesterolemia
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Pure hypercholesterolem.
  • ICD-9-CM 272.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 272.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial hyperalphalipoproteinemia
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia - homozygous
  • High cholesterol
  • Hyperalphalipoproteinemia, familial
  • Hyperbetalipoproteinemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypercholesterolemia, familial
  • Hypercholesterolemia, familial, homozygous
Clinical Information
  • Characterized by increased plasma concentration of cholesterol carried in low density lipoproteins (ldl) and by a deficiency in a cell surface receptor which regulates ldl degradation and cholesterol synthesis.
Applies To
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Fredrickson Type IIa hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Hyperbetalipoproteinemia
  • Hyperlipidemia, Group A
  • Low-density-lipoid-type [LDL] hyperlipoproteinemia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 272.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E78.0 Pure hypercholesterolemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 272.0:
  • Cholesteremia 272.0
  • Cholesterol
    • elevated (high) 272.0
      • with elevated (high) triglycerides 272.2
  • Cholesterolemia 272.0
    • essential 272.0
    • familial 272.0
    • hereditary 272.0
  • Elevation
    • cholesterol 272.0
      • with high triglycerides 272.2
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • cholesterol 272.9
      • high 272.0
        • with high triglycerides 272.2
  • High
    • cholesterol 272.0
      • with high triglycerides 272.2
  • Hyperbetalipoproteinemia (acquired) (essential) (familial) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) 272.0
    • with prebetalipoproteinemia 272.2
  • Hypercholesterolemia 272.0
    • with hyperglyceridemia, endogenous 272.2
    • essential 272.0
    • familial 272.0
    • hereditary 272.0
    • primary 272.0
    • pure 272.0
  • Hypercholesterolosis 272.0
  • Hyperlipidemia 272.4
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia (acquired) (essential) (familial) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) 272.4
    • low-density-lipoid-type (LDL) 272.0
  • Xanthoma(s), xanthomatosis 272.2
    • hypercholesterinemic 272.0
    • hypercholesterolemic 272.0
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