2022 ICD-10-CM Code K74.00

Hepatic fibrosis, unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K74.00
Short Description:Hepatic fibrosis, unspecified
Long Description:Hepatic fibrosis, unspecified

Code Classification

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

K74.00 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis, unspecified. The code K74.00 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code K74.00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like boichis syndrome, congenital hepatic fibrosis, fibrocystic kidney disease, fibropolycystic disease of liver, hepatic fibrosis , hepatic schistosomiasis, etc.

The code K74.00 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like K74.00 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 K74.00 are found in the index:

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Replacement Code

K7400 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Information for Patients


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:

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 2021 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021