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ICD-10-CM Code K72.9
Hepatic failure, unspecified

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code K72.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of K72.9 that describes the diagnosis 'hepatic failure, unspecified' in more detail.

The ICD code K729 is used to code Liver failure

Liver failure or hepatic insufficiency is the inability of the liver to perform its normal synthetic and metabolic function as part of normal physiology. Two forms are recognised, acute and chronic.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Code: D017093
ICD 9 Code: 573.8

A person with massive ascites and caput medusae due to cirrhotic liver failure

Source: Wikipedia

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K72.9 - Hepatic failure, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K72.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: K72 - Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

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