ICD-9-CM 272.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 272.6 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).
2015/16 ICD-10-CM E88.1 Lipodystrophy, not elsewhere classified
Familial partial lipodystrophy
Lipoatrophy due to HIV infection and treatment
Lipodystrophy of face
A collection of heterogenous conditions resulting from defective lipid metabolism and characterized by adipose tissue atrophy. Often there is redistribution of body fat resulting in peripheral fat wasting and central adiposity. They include generalized, localized, congenital, and acquired lipodystrophy
A congenital or acquired disorder characterized by abnormal loss or redistribution of the adipose tissue in the body
Collection of rare conditions resulting from defective fat metabolism and characterized by atrophy of the subcutaneous fat; includes total, congenital or acquired, partial, abdominal infantile, and localized lipodystrophy
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