K72 - Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified
|Short Description:||Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified|
|Long Description:||Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
K72 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 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 2023 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 this diagnosis code:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- fulminant hepatitis NEC, with hepatic failure
- liver (cell) necrosis with hepatic failure
- malignant hepatitis NEC, with hepatic failure
- yellow liver atrophy or dystrophy
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
- alcoholic hepatic failure K70.4
- hepatic failure with toxic liver disease K71.1
- icterus of newborn P55 P59
- postprocedural hepatic failure K91.82
Type 2 ExcludesType 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.
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- 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
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