ICD-10-CM Code E88.81

Metabolic syndrome

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E88.81 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of metabolic syndrome. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code E88.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acanthosis nigricans, acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance with muscle cramp and acral enlargement syndrome, bird-headed dwarfism with progressive ataxia, insulin-resistant diabetes, goiter, and primary gonadal insufficiency, congenital abnormal shape of metacarpal bone, deformity of metacarpal, diabetes mellitus due to genetic defect in insulin action, etc

ICD-10:E88.81
Short Description:Metabolic syndrome
Long Description:Metabolic syndrome

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E88.81:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Dysmetabolic syndrome X

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • codes for associated manifestations, such as:
  • obesity E66

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 E88.81 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:

  • Acanthosis nigricans
  • Acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance with muscle cramp and acral enlargement syndrome
  • Bird-headed dwarfism with progressive ataxia, insulin-resistant diabetes, goiter, and primary gonadal insufficiency
  • Congenital abnormal shape of metacarpal bone
  • Deformity of metacarpal
  • Diabetes mellitus due to genetic defect in insulin action
  • Diabetes mellitus due to genetic defect in insulin action
  • Diabetes mellitus due to genetic defect in insulin action
  • Drug resistance
  • Drug resistance to insulin
  • Extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism AND abnormal insulin receptors
  • Extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism AND autoantibodies to the insulin receptors
  • Glucose-galactose malabsorption
  • Glucose-galactose malabsorption
  • Insulin receptor defect
  • Insulin receptor defect
  • Insulin resistance
  • Insulin resistance
  • Insulin resistance - type A
  • Insulin resistance - type B
  • Longitudinal deficiency of metacarpal bone
  • Malabsorption of glucose
  • Malabsorption of glucose
  • Metabolic syndrome X
  • Short fifth metacarpal insulin resistance syndrome

Clinical Information

  • METABOLIC SYNDROME-. a cluster of symptoms that are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes mellitus. the major components of metabolic syndrome include abdominal obesity; atherogenic dyslipidemia; hypertension; hyperglycemia; insulin resistance; a proinflammatory state; and a prothrombotic thrombosis state.

Convert E88.81 to ICD-9

  • 277.7 - Dysmetabolic syndrome x

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Other and unspecified metabolic disorders (E88)

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

Information for Patients


Metabolic Disorders

Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system 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, such as your liver, muscles, and body fat.

A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process. When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy. There are different groups of disorders. Some affect the breakdown of amino acids, carbohydrates, or lipids. Another group, mitochondrial diseases, affects the parts of the cells that produce the energy.

You can develop a metabolic disorder when some organs, such as your liver or pancreas, become diseased or do not function normally. Diabetes is an example.


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