ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017

See: Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

K72.0 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Acute and subacute hepatic failure

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Inclusion Term
  • Acute non-viral hepatitis NOS

More specific codes for Acute and subacute hepatic failure

  • K72.00 - Acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma
  • K72.01 - Acute and subacute hepatic failure with coma

Related Terms to “Acute and subacute hepatic failure”

See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K72.0 Acute and subacute hepatic failure

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.