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ICD-10 Codes for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Approved

The new ICD-10 Codes were released by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Two new specific codes for FH have been approved:

  • E78.01: Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Z83.42: Family history of familial hypercholesterolemia

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Journal of Clinical Lipidology Sees Another Increase in Impact Factor

The 2015 Impact Factors were recently released and the Journal of Clinical Lipidology (JCL) saw yet another significant increase — from 3.904 (2014) to 4.906 (2015). The Journal is now ranked 23rd out of 253 journals in its category (pharmacology and pharmacy). The Thomson-Reuters... read more

Philadelphia Nurse Practitioner Becomes National Lipid Association President

Joyce Ross, MSN, ANP, CLS, CRNP, FPCNA, FNLA, assumed her role as president of the National Lipid Association (NLA) during the business meeting held Saturday, May 21, 2016, in conjunction with the 2016 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.

“We’re no longer in our infancy. We’re teenagers... read more

The National Lipid Association Announces New York Lipidologist as President-Elect

James A. Underberg, MD, Elected by NLA Members during the 2016 NLA Scientific Sessions in New Orleans

The National Lipid Association (NLA) announces the appointment of James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FACPM, FACP, FASPC, FNLA, as president-elect. NLA members voted on the slate of new... read more

Multiple Renowned Healthcare Professionals Honored During the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions

Dr. Joseph Witztum Receives W. Virgil Brown Distinguished Achievement Award, Drs. Jonathan Cohen, Edward Fisher, and Helen Hobbs, Receive NLA Honorary Lifetime Award

Joseph L. Witztum, MD, received the first ever W. Virgil Brown Distinguished Achievement Award during the annual Honors and... read more

2016 NLA Scientific Sessions Meeting Coverage

The NLA 2016 Scientific Sessions is underway. View featured highlights here.... read more

by Dr. Radut.