Valid for Submission
K76.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of liver disease, unspecified. The code K76.9 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 K76.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like childhood myocerebrohepatopathy spectrum, child-pugh score class a, child-pugh score class b, chronic liver disease, chronic nonalcoholic liver disease , cirrhosis and chronic liver disease, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K76.9 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 K76.9 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:
- Childhood myocerebrohepatopathy spectrum
- Child-Pugh score class A
- Child-Pugh score class B
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic nonalcoholic liver disease
- Cirrhosis and chronic liver disease
- Congenital omphalocele
- Disease of liver
- Folate deficiency anemia due to liver disorders
- IgA nephropathy
- IgA nephropathy associated with liver disease
- Lesion of liver
- Liver abscess and sequelae of chronic liver disease
- Liver damage
- Liver disease due to cystic fibrosis
- Liver disorder due to infection
- Liver disorder in mother complicating childbirth
- Liver disorder in pregnancy
- Liver disorder in pregnancy - delivered
- Liver disorder in pregnancy - not delivered
- Liver problem
- Metabolic and genetic disorder affecting the liver
- Nodule of liver
- Pleural effusion associated with hepatic disorder
- Sequela of chronic liver disease
- Space occupying lesion of liver
- Spider telangiectasis in association with liver disease
- Spider telangiectasis, secondary
- LIVER DISEASES-. pathological processes of the liver.
- LIVER DISEASES ALCOHOLIC-. liver diseases associated with alcoholism. it usually refers to the coexistence of two or more subentities i.e. alcoholic fatty liver; alcoholic hepatitis; and alcoholic cirrhosis.
- LIVER DISEASES PARASITIC-. liver diseases caused by infections with parasites such as tapeworms cestoda and flukes trematoda.
- CHEMICAL AND DRUG INDUCED LIVER INJURY-. a spectrum of clinical liver diseases ranging from mild biochemical abnormalities to acute liver failure caused by drugs drug metabolites herbal and dietary supplements and chemicals from the environment.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert K76.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K76.9 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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