SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: preliminary MeSH identification number (DUI or Descriptor Unique Identifier) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for LIPEDEMA is D065134.
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed. Without a MeSH term, lipedema cannot be recognized for insurance coverage. Now our goal is to get an International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code for lipedema so care will be covered by insurance. This is a time to celebrate for millions of women affected with lipedema/lipoedema.
Special thanks to Dan Cho, Ph.D.
Lead MeSH Analyst | National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health who is working with us so generously in getting this finally approved.
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I read your piece, above, about getting an ICD code for lipedma? Have you now obtained an ICD code for lipodema?
Can you also tell me who is the best doctor, in your opinion, to do liposuction of me, early stage 3, prospective patient for
this procedure for lipodema
There are now ICD codes and will be available soon. https://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/E00-E89/E65-E68/E65-/E65
Also there is a Lipedema Provider Directory here https://lipedemaproject.org/lipedema-lipoedema-lipodem-provider-directory/
Wishing you the best,