Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 278.8
Other hyperalimentation
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 278.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 278.8 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: 278.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E67.8 Other specified hyperalimentation
Approximate Synonyms
  • Hyperalimentation formula for burn hypermetabolism
  • Hyperalimentation formula for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hyperalimentation formula for pancreatitis
  • Hypervitaminosis
  • Hypervitaminosis B6
  • Hypervitaminosis E
  • Hypervitaminosis, B complex
  • Lycopenemia
  • Mineral excess
  • Multiple vitamin excess disease
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 278.8:
  • Hyperalimentation 783.6
    • specified NEC 278.8
  • Hypervitaminosis (dietary) NEC 278.8
    • from excessive administration or use of vitamin preparations (chronic) 278.8
      • reaction to sudden overdose 963.5
      • vitamin A 278.2
        • reaction to sudden overdose 963.5
      • vitamin D 278.4
        • reaction to sudden overdose 963.5
      • vitamin K
        • correct substance properly administered 278.8
        • overdose or wrong substance given or taken 964.3
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 278.8 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.