Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 272.3
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 272.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 272.3 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 272.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E78.3 Hyperchylomicronemia
Clinical Information
  • A genetic disorder of lipoprotein metabolism caused by mutations in the lpl and apolipoprotein (apo) c-ii genes. It is characterized by increased levels of chylomicrons and triglycerides in the blood
  • An inherited condition due to a deficiency of either lipoprotein lipase or apolipoprotein c-ii (a lipase-activating protein). The lack of lipase activities results in inability to remove chylomicrons and triglycerides from the blood which has a creamy top layer after standing
  • Rare familial condition characterized by massive chylomicronemia and decreased levels of other lipoproteins; due to deficiency of lipoprotein lipase, an alkaline triglyceride hydrolase which catalyzes an important step in the extrahepatic removal of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins from the blood
Applies To
  • Bürger-Grütz syndrome
  • Fredrickson type I or V hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Hyperlipidemia, Group D
  • Mixed hyperglyceridemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 272.3:
  • Bürger-Grütz disease or syndrome (essential familial hyperlipemia) 272.3
  • Chylomicronemia (fasting) (with hyperprebetalipoproteinemia) 272.3
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Bürger-Grütz (essential familial hyperlipemia) 272.3
  • Hepatosplenomegaly 571.8
    • hyperlipemic (Bürger-Grutz type) 272.3
  • Hyperchylomicronemia (familial) (with hyperbetalipoproteinemia) 272.3
  • Hyperglyceridemia 272.1
    • mixed 272.3
  • Hyperlipidemia 272.4
    • exogenous 272.3
    • fat-induced 272.3
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia (acquired) (essential) (familial) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) 272.4
  • Hyperprebetalipoproteinemia 272.1
    • with chylomicronemia 272.3
  • Lipemia (see also Hyperlipidemia) 272.4
    • retina, retinalis 272.3
  • Lipidosis 272.7
    • hepatosplenomegalic 272.3
  • Prebetalipoproteinemia (acquired) (essential) (familial) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) 272.1
    • with chylomicronemia 272.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Bürger-Grutz (essential familial hyperlipemia) 272.3
  • Xanthoma(s), xanthomatosis 272.2
    • with
      • hyperlipoproteinemia
        • type I 272.3
        • type III 272.2
        • type IV 272.1
        • type V 272.3
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