Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 278.3
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 278.3 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 278.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A change in skin color due to deposition of carotene
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 278.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM E67.1 Hypercarotinemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 278.3:
  • Aurantiasis, cutis 278.3
  • Carotinemia (dietary) 278.3
  • Carotinosis (cutis) (skin) 278.3
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • carotene (dietary) 278.3
  • Hyperalimentation 783.6
    • carotene 278.3
  • Hypercarotinemia 278.3
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 278.3 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.