ICD-10-CM Code K70
Alcoholic liver disease
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code K70 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of K70 that describes the diagnosis 'alcoholic liver disease' in more detail.
- K70 Alcoholic liver disease NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE K70.0 Alcoholic liver
- K70.1 Alcoholic NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE K70.2 Alcoholic liver
- K70.3 Alcoholic liver NON-BILLABLE
- K70.4 Alcoholic NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE K70.9 Alcoholic liver
The ICD code K70 is used to code Fatty liver
Fatty liver, also known as fatty liver disease (FLD), is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e., abnormal retention of lipids within a cell). Despite having multiple causes, fatty liver can be considered a single disease that occurs worldwide in those with excessive alcohol intake and the obese (with or without effects of insulin resistance). The condition is also associated with other diseases that influence fat metabolism. When this process of fat metabolism is disrupted, the fat can accumulate in the liver in excessive amounts, thus resulting in a fatty liver. It is difficult to distinguish alcoholic FLD from nonalcoholic FLD, and both show microvesicular and macrovesicular fatty changes at different stages.
|ICD 9 Codes:||571.0, 571.8|
Micrograph showing a fatty liver (macrovesicular steatosis), as seen in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Trichrome stain.
Coding Notes for K70 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code to identify:
- Alcohol abuse and dependence See code F10.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K70 - Alcoholic liver disease'
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