ICD-10-CM Code K74
Fibrosis and 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 K74 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of K74 that describes the diagnosis 'fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver' in more detail.
- K74 Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code K74 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 K74 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Also Note:
Code AlsoA Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
- , if applicable, viral hepatitis (acute) (chronic) See Section B15-B19
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Alcoholic cirrhosis (of liver) - instead, use code K70.3
- Alcoholic fibrosis of liver - instead, use code K70.2
- Cardiac sclerosis of liver - instead, use code K76.1
- Cirrhosis (of liver) with toxic liver disease - instead, use code K71.7
- Congenital cirrhosis (of liver) - instead, use code P78.81
- Pigmentary cirrhosis (of liver) - instead, use code E83.110
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K74 - Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K74. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.