Valid for Submission
K72.90 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hepatic failure, unspecified without coma. The code K72.90 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code K72.90 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute hepatic failure, acute hepatic failure caused by hepatitis virus, atrophy of liver, centrilobular hepatic necrosis, diffuse hepatic necrosis , end stage liver disease, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K72.90 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K72.90 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute hepatic failure
- Acute hepatic failure caused by hepatitis virus
- Atrophy of liver
- Centrilobular hepatic necrosis
- Diffuse hepatic necrosis
- End stage liver disease
- Focal hepatic necrosis
- Fulminant hepatic failure
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Hepatic encephalopathy in fulminant hepatic failure
- Hepatic failure
- Hepatic failure as a complication of care
- Hepatic necrosis
- Hepatoencephalopathy due to combined oxidative phosphorylation defect type 1
- Liver disorder in pregnancy
- Midzonal hepatic necrosis
- Necrosis of liver of pregnancy
- Peripheral hepatic necrosis
- Portal systemic encephalopathy
- Renal tubulopathy with encephalopathy and liver failure syndrome
- Sawdust liver
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|441||DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH MCC||07||1.8837|
|442||DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH CC||07||0.9316|
|443||DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC||07||0.6628|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert K72.90 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K72.90 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Hepatic disease
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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