ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E78.00

Pure hypercholesterolemia, unspecified

Diagnosis Code E78.00

ICD-10: E78.00
Short Description: Pure hypercholesterolemia, unspecified
Long Description: Pure hypercholesterolemia, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E78.00

Valid for Submission
The code E78.00 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Cholesterol-related arthritis and periarthritis
  • Familial hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Finding of cholesterol level
  • Finding of cholesterol level
  • Finding of serum cholesterol level
  • Finding of serum cholesterol level
  • Hyperalphalipoproteinemia
  • Hyperbetalipoproteinemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia well controlled
  • Hyperlipidemia, group A
  • Periarthritis
  • Polygenic hypercholesterolemia
  • Primary hypercholesterolemia
  • Pure hypercholesterolemia
  • Serum cholesterol borderline high
  • Serum cholesterol raised
  • Serum cholesterol very high
  • Serum lipids borderline raised
  • Serum lipids high

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • E78.0 - Pure hypercholesterolemia

Information for Patients


Also called: HDL, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia, LDL

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them.

High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods.

You can lower your cholesterol by exercising more and eating more fruits and vegetables. You also may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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