ICD-10-CM Code K74.0

Hepatic fibrosis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K74.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code K74.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like boichis syndrome, chronic hepatitis c with stage 2 fibrosis, chronic hepatitis c with stage 3 fibrosis, congenital hepatic fibrosis, fibrocystic kidney disease, fibropolycystic disease of liver, etc

Short Description:Hepatic fibrosis
Long Description:Hepatic fibrosis

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 K74.0 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:

  • Boichis syndrome
  • Chronic hepatitis C with stage 2 fibrosis
  • Chronic hepatitis C with stage 3 fibrosis
  • Congenital hepatic fibrosis
  • Fibrocystic kidney disease
  • Fibropolycystic disease of liver
  • Hepatic fibrosis
  • Hepatic schistosomiasis
  • Liver cyst
  • Neonatal diabetes, congenital hypothyroidism, congenital glaucoma, hepatic fibrosis, polycystic kidney syndrome
  • Nephronophthisis
  • Pericellular fibrosis of congenital syphilis
  • Portal fibrosis without cirrhosis
  • Septal fibrosis of liver
  • Stage 3 hepatic fibrosis
  • Symmer's pipe-stem fibrosis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code K74.0 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert K74.0 to ICD-9

  • 571.5 - Cirrhosis of liver NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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

  • Easy bruising or bleeding, or nosebleeds
  • Swelling of the abdomen or legs
  • Extra sensitivity to medicines
  • High blood pressure in the vein entering the liver
  • Enlarged veins called varices in the esophagus and stomach. Varices can bleed suddenly.
  • Kidney failure
  • Jaundice
  • Severe itching
  • Gallstones

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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