2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified (K72)

Instructional Notations

Includes Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

  • fulminant hepatitis NEC, with hepatic failure
  • hepatic encephalopathy NOS
  • liver (cell) necrosis with hepatic failure
  • malignant hepatitis NEC, with hepatic failure
  • yellow liver atrophy or dystrophy

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.

  • alcoholic hepatic failure K70.4
  • hepatic failure with toxic liver disease K71.1
  • icterus of newborn P55 P59
  • postprocedural hepatic failure K91.82

Type 2 Excludes Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

  • hepatic failure complicating abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy O00 O07 O08.8
  • hepatic failure complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium O26.6
  • viral hepatitis with hepatic coma B15 B19