ICD-10 Codes for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Approved

Last Updated: Friday, 01-Jul-2016 16:00:00 EDT

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

The National Lipid Association (NLA) in collaboration with the FH Foundation submitted a proposal to the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee to create new, specific ICD-10 codes for FH in January 2014.

The codes are scheduled to become effective on October 1, 2016. To see all new ICD-10 codes, click here.