2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K72.00

Acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of liver
      • Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

K72.00 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute and subacute liver necrosis
  • Acute hepatic failure
  • Acute hepatic failure
  • Acute hepatic failure
  • Acute hepatic failure
  • Acute infantile liver failure due to synthesis defect of mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid encoded protein
  • Acute infantile liver failure with multisystemic involvement syndrome
  • Acute infantile liver failure, cerebellar ataxia, peripheral sensory motor neuropathy syndrome
  • Acute multi-acinar necrosis of liver
  • Acute necrosis of liver
  • Acute necrosis of liver
  • Acute red atrophy of liver
  • Atrophy of liver
  • Failed attempted termination of pregnancy complicated by acute necrosis of liver
  • Fever-associated acute infantile liver failure syndrome
  • Parenchymatous degeneration of liver
  • Subacute hepatic failure
  • Subacute hepatic failure
  • Subacute hepatic failure caused by hepatitis virus
  • Subacute hepatic necrosis
  • Subfulminant hepatic failure

Clinical Classification

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert K72.00 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 570 - Acute necrosis of liver
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.