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ICD-10-CM Code K70.40
Alcoholic hepatic failure without coma

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Adult Only
Adult Only
Code is only used for patients 15 years old or older.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K70.40 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of alcoholic hepatic failure without coma. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Codes: ,
ICD 9 Codes: 571.0, 571.8

Micrograph showing a fatty liver (macrovesicular steatosis), as seen in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Trichrome stain.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #432-434 - Cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis with MCC.
  • DRG Group #432-434 - Cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis with CC.
  • DRG Group #432-434 - Cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis without CC or MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K70.40 - Alcoholic hepatic failure without coma'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K70.40. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Alcoholic liver damage, unspecified (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code K70.40 and a single ICD9 code, 571.3 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: K70.4 - Alcoholic hepatic failure

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