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ICD-10-CM Code K72.91
Hepatic failure, unspecified with coma

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K72.91 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of hepatic failure, unspecified with coma. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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

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Coding Notes for K72.91 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Hepatic coma NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa with MCC.
  • DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa with CC.
  • DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K72.91 - Hepatic failure, unspecified with coma'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K72.91. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Hepatic encephalopathy (approximate match)
Hepatic encephalopathy (approximate match)
Other sequelae of chronic liver disease (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 K72.91 and a single ICD9 code, 572.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: K72.9 - Hepatic failure, unspecified

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