2022 ICD-10-CM Code K74

Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

Short Description:Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver
Long Description:Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of liver (K70-K77)
      • Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver (K74)

K74 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver. 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 Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver

Non-specific codes like K74 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 fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K74.0 for Hepatic fibrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.00 for Hepatic fibrosis, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.01 for Hepatic fibrosis, early fibrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.02 for Hepatic fibrosis, advanced fibrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.1 for Hepatic sclerosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.2 for Hepatic fibrosis with hepatic sclerosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.3 for Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.4 for Secondary biliary cirrhosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.5 for Biliary cirrhosis, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K74.6 for Other and unspecified cirrhosis of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.60 for Unspecified cirrhosis of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K74.69 for Other cirrhosis of liver

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 K74:

Code Also

Code Also
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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.

Information for Patients


Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does - make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food and store energy. Cirrhosis can lead to

A small number of people with cirrhosis get liver cancer.

Your doctor will diagnose cirrhosis with blood tests, imaging tests, or a biopsy.

Cirrhosis has many causes. In the United States, the most common causes are chronic alcoholism and hepatitis. Nothing will make the scar tissue disappear, but treating the cause can keep it from getting worse. If too much scar tissue forms, you may need to consider a liver transplant.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney 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)