Valid for Submission
E27.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of disorder of adrenal gland, unspecified. The code E27.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code E27.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anemia of adrenal dysfunction, anemia of endocrine disorder, complex adrenal endocrine disorder, disorder of adrenal cortex, disorder of adrenal gland , disorder of adrenal medulla, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like E27.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E27.9 are found in the index:
- - Disease, diseased - See Also: Syndrome;
- - Dysadrenocortism - E27.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Anemia of adrenal dysfunction
- Anemia of endocrine disorder
- Complex adrenal endocrine disorder
- Disorder of adrenal cortex
- Disorder of adrenal gland
- Disorder of adrenal medulla
- Hypothalamic-adrenal dysfunction
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|643||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC||10||1.6633|
|644||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC||10||1.0183|
|645||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC||10||0.7678|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert E27.9 to ICD-9 Code
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
- 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
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