ICD-10-CM Code E78.79

Other disorders of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E78.79 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code E78.79 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bile acid coa ligase deficiency and defective amidation, bile acid malabsorption syndrome, bile acid malabsorption syndrome, bile acid malabsorption syndrome type i, bile acid malabsorption syndrome type ii, cholesterol tophus, etc

ICD-10:E78.79
Short Description:Other disorders of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism
Long Description:Other disorders of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism

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 E78.79 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Bile acid CoA ligase deficiency and defective amidation
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome type I
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome type II
  • Cholesterol tophus
  • Deficiency of cholate-CoA ligase
  • Deficiency of cholesterol esterase
  • Deficiency of cholesterol oxidase
  • Delta-4-3-oxosteroid-5-beta-reductase deficiency
  • Desmosterolosis
  • Disorder of cholesterol catabolism
  • Disorder of cholesterol metabolism
  • Disorder of cholesterol metabolism
  • Disorder of cholesterol metabolism
  • Disorder of cholesterol synthesis
  • Disorder of cholesterol synthesis
  • Familial hypercholanemia
  • Intestinal malabsorption
  • Intestinal malabsorption due to bile acid synthesis defect
  • Lathosterolosis
  • Neonatal osteosclerotic dysplasia
  • Synthetic defect of bile acids
  • Synthetic defect of bile acids
  • Synthetic defect of bile acids

Convert E78.79 to ICD-9

  • 272.8 - Lipoid metabol dis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and other lipidemias (E78)

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


Lipid Metabolism Disorders

Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system (enzymes) break the food parts down into sugars and acids, your body's fuel. Your body can use this fuel right away, or it can store the energy in your body tissues. If you have a metabolic disorder, something goes wrong with this process.

Lipid metabolism disorders, such as Gaucher disease and Tay-Sachs disease, involve lipids. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances. They include oils, fatty acids, waxes, and cholesterol. If you have one of these disorders, you may not have enough enzymes to break down lipids. Or the enzymes may not work properly and your body can't convert the fats into energy. They cause a harmful amount of lipids to build up in your body. Over time, that can damage your cells and tissues, especially in the brain, peripheral nervous system, liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Many of these disorders can be very serious, or sometimes even fatal.

These disorders are inherited. Newborn babies get screened for some of them, using blood tests. If there is a family history of one of these disorders, parents can get genetic testing to see whether they carry the gene. Other genetic tests can tell whether the fetus has the disorder or carries the gene for the disorder.

Enzyme replacement therapies can help with a few of these disorders. For others, there is no treatment. Medicines, blood transfusions, and other procedures may help with complications.


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