2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E79.0

Hyperuricemia without signs of inflammatory arthritis and tophaceous disease

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • E79.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Hyperuricemia w/o signs of inflam arthrit and tophaceous dis
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM E79.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E79.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 E79.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Asymptomatic hyperuricemia
The following code(s) above E79.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to E79.0:
  • E00-E89
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range E00-E89

    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

    Note
    • All neoplasms, whether functionally active or not, are classified in Chapter 2. Appropriate codes in this chapter (i.e. E05.8, E07.0, E16-E31, E34.-) may be used as additional codes to indicate either functional activity by neoplasms and ectopic endocrine tissue or hyperfunction and hypofunction of endocrine glands associated with neoplasms and other conditions classified elsewhere.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • E70-E88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range E70-E88

    Metabolic disorders

    Type 1 Excludes
    • androgen insensitivity syndrome (E34.5-)
    • congenital adrenal hyperplasia (E25.0)
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Q79.6-)
    • hemolytic anemias attributable to enzyme disorders (D55.-)
    • Marfan's syndrome (Q87.4)
    • 5-alpha-reductase deficiency (E29.1)
    Metabolic disorders
  • E79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E79

    Disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism
Approximate Synonyms
  • Asymptomatic hyperuricemia
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hyperuricemia (high uric acid in blood)
ICD-10-CM E79.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 947 Signs and symptoms with mcc
  • 948 Signs and symptoms without mcc

Convert E79.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to E79.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R79

    Other abnormal findings of blood chemistry

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • asymptomatic hyperuricemia (E79.0)
    • hyperglycemia NOS (R73.9)
    • hypoglycemia NOS (E16.2)
    • neonatal hypoglycemia (P70.3-P70.4)
    • specific findings indicating disorder of amino-acid metabolism (E70-E72)
    • specific findings indicating disorder of carbohydrate metabolism (E73-E74)
    • specific findings indicating disorder of lipid metabolism (E75.-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E79.0:
  • Hyperuricemia E79.0 (asymptomatic)
  • Lithemia E79.0
  • Uric acid in blood E79.0 (increased)
  • Uricacidemia E79.0 (asymptomatic)
  • Uricemia E79.0 (asymptomatic)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E79.0
E78.7 Disorders of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism
E78.70 Disorder of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism, unspecified
E78.71 Barth syndrome
E78.72 Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome
E78.79 Other disorders of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism
E78.8 Other disorders of lipoprotein metabolism
E78.81 Lipoid dermatoarthritis
E78.89 Other lipoprotein metabolism disorders
E78.9 Disorder of lipoprotein metabolism, unspecified
E79 Disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism
E79.0 Hyperuricemia without signs of inflammatory arthritis and tophaceous disease
E79.1 Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
E79.2 Myoadenylate deaminase deficiency
E79.8 Other disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism
E79.9 Disorder of purine and pyrimidine metabolism, unspecified
E80 Disorders of porphyrin and bilirubin metabolism
E80.0 Hereditary erythropoietic porphyria
E80.1 Porphyria cutanea tarda
E80.2 Other and unspecified porphyria
E80.20 Unspecified porphyria
E80.21 Acute intermittent (hepatic) porphyria

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