ICD-10-CM Code K70.3
Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver
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 K70.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of K70.3 that describes the diagnosis 'alcoholic cirrhosis of liver' in more detail.
- K70.3 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code K703 is used to code Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage. Typically, the disease comes on slowly over months or years. Early on, there are often no symptoms. As the disease worsens, a person may become tired, weak, itchy, have swelling in the lower legs, develop yellow skin, bruise easily, have fluid build up in the abdomen, or develop spider-like blood vessels on the skin. The fluid build-up in the abdomen may become spontaneously infected. Other complications include hepatic encephalopathy, bleeding from dilated veins in the esophagus or dilated stomach veins, and liver cancer. Hepatic encephalopathy results in confusion and possibly unconsciousness.
|ICD 9 Code:||571|
The abdomen of a person with cirrhosis showing massive fluid buildup and very visible veins
Coding Notes for K70.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Alcoholic cirrhosis NOS
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Esophageal varices in alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver (disorder)
- Alcoholic cirrhosis (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for causative agent code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K70.3 - Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver'
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