ICD-10-CM Code K72.1
Chronic hepatic failure
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 K72.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of K72.1 that describes the diagnosis 'chronic hepatic failure' in more detail.
- K72.1 Chronic hepatic failure NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code K72 is used to code Acute liver failure
Acute liver failure is the appearance of severe complications rapidly after the first signs of liver disease (such as jaundice), and indicates that the liver has sustained severe damage (loss of function of 80–90% of liver cells). The complications are hepatic encephalopathy and impaired protein synthesis (as measured by the levels of serum albumin and the prothrombin time in the blood). The 1993 classification defines hyperacute as within 1 week, acute as 8–28 days and subacute as 4–12 weeks. It reflects the fact that the pace of disease evolution strongly influences prognosis. Underlying etiology is the other significant determinant of outcome.
|ICD 9 Code:||570|
Acute liver failure (with hepatocellular necrosis and sinusoidal bleeding) from Marburg virus, a rare cause
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K72.1 - Chronic hepatic failure'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K72.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.