2022 ICD-10-CM Code K72

Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K72
Short Description:Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of liver (K70-K77)
      • Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified (K72)

K72 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 for Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

Non-specific codes like K72 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K72.0 for Acute and subacute hepatic failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K72.00 for Acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K72.01 for Acute and subacute hepatic failure with coma
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K72.1 for Chronic hepatic failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K72.10 for Chronic hepatic failure without coma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K72.11 for Chronic hepatic failure with coma
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K72.9 for Hepatic failure, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K72.90 for Hepatic failure, unspecified without coma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K72.91 for Hepatic failure, unspecified with coma

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K72:


Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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.

Information for Patients


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:

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 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)