ICD-10-CM Code E26.8

Other hyperaldosteronism

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

E26.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other hyperaldosteronism. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:E26.8
Short Description:Other hyperaldosteronism
Long Description:Other hyperaldosteronism

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • E26.81 - Bartter's syndrome
  • E26.89 - Other hyperaldosteronism

Clinical Information

  • HYPERALDOSTERONISM-. a condition caused by the overproduction of aldosterone. it is characterized by sodium retention and potassium excretion with resultant hypertension and hypokalemia.

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Disorders of other endocrine glands (E20-E35)
      • Hyperaldosteronism (E26)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Adrenal Gland Disorders

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions.

With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones. In Cushing's syndrome, there's too much cortisol, while with Addison's disease, there is too little. Some people are born unable to make enough cortisol.

Causes of adrenal gland disorders include

  • Genetic mutations
  • Tumors including pheochromocytomas
  • Infections
  • A problem in another gland, such as the pituitary, which helps to regulate the adrenal gland
  • Certain medicines

Treatment depends on which problem you have. Surgery or medicines can treat many adrenal gland disorders.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • 17-hydroxycorticosteroids (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • 17-OH progesterone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • ACTH blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Acute adrenal crisis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Adrenal glands (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Adrenalectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Aldosterone blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hyperaldosteronism - primary and secondary (Medical Encyclopedia)

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