Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 272.9
Unspecified disorder of lipoid metabolism
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 272.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 272.9 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: 272.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E78.9 Disorder of lipoprotein metabolism, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnl cholesterol
  • Abnl lipid deposition
  • Abnormal lipid deposits
  • Bile acid and cholesterol metabolism disorder
  • Cholesterol, abnormal
  • disorder of lipid metabolism
  • Lipid metabolism disorder
  • Serum cholesterol abnormal
Clinical Information
  • An inherited metabolic disorder that affects the metabolism of the lipids. Representative examples include gaucher disease, tay-sachs disease, and niemann-pick disease
  • Condition in which there is a deviation or interruption in the processing of lipids in the body: synthesis, absorption, transport, storage, and utilization
  • Pathological conditions resulting from abnormal anabolism or catabolism of lipids in the body
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 272.9:
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