Version 2024

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K71

Toxic liver disease

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Toxic liver disease
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of liver
      • Toxic liver disease

K71 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of toxic liver disease. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding Applicable to Toxic liver disease

Non-specific codes like K71 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for toxic liver disease:

  • Use K71.0 for Toxic liver disease with cholestasis - BILLABLE CODE

  • K71.1 for Toxic liver disease with hepatic necrosis - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.10 for Toxic liver disease with hepatic necrosis, without coma - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.11 for Toxic liver disease with hepatic necrosis, with coma - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.2 for Toxic liver disease with acute hepatitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.3 for Toxic liver disease with chronic persistent hepatitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.4 for Toxic liver disease with chronic lobular hepatitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • K71.5 for Toxic liver disease with chronic active hepatitis - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.50 for Toxic liver disease with chronic active hepatitis without ascites - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.51 for Toxic liver disease with chronic active hepatitis with ascites - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.6 for Toxic liver disease with hepatitis, not elsewhere classified - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.7 for Toxic liver disease with fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.8 for Toxic liver disease with other disorders of liver - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use K71.9 for Toxic liver disease, unspecified - BILLABLE CODE

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.


This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • drug-induced idiosyncratic (unpredictable) liver disease
  • drug-induced toxic (predictable) liver disease

Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • poisoning due to drug or toxin, if applicable T36 T65

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug T36 T50

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • alcoholic liver disease K70
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome I82.0

Patient Education

Liver Diseases

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases:

  • Diseases caused by viruses, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
  • Diseases caused by drugs, poisons, or too much alcohol. Examples include fatty liver disease and cirrhosis.
  • Liver cancer
  • Inherited diseases, such as hemochromatosis and Wilson disease

Symptoms of liver disease can vary, but they often include swelling of the abdomen and legs, bruising easily, changes in the color of your stool and urine, and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.