ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 16, 2017

See: Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

K72 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
Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified
Includes
  • fulminant hepatitis NEC, with hepatic failure
  • hepatic encephalopathy NOS
  • liver (cell) necrosis with hepatic failure
  • malignant hepatitis NEC, with hepatic failure
  • yellow liver atrophy or dystrophy
Excludes1
  • alcoholic hepatic failure (K70.4)
  • hepatic failure with toxic liver disease (K71.1-)
  • icterus of newborn (P55-P59)
  • postprocedural hepatic failure (K91.82)
Excludes2
  • hepatic failure complicating abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.8)
  • hepatic failure complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O26.6-)
  • viral hepatitis with hepatic coma (B15-B19)

More specific codes for Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

  • K72.0 - Acute and subacute hepatic failure
    • K72.00 - Acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma
    • K72.01 - Acute and subacute hepatic failure with coma
  • K72.1 - Chronic hepatic failure
    • K72.10 - Chronic hepatic failure without coma
    • K72.11 - Chronic hepatic failure with coma
  • K72.9 - Hepatic failure, unspecified
    • K72.90 - Hepatic failure, unspecified without coma
    • K72.91 - Hepatic failure, unspecified with coma
Back to K72
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K72 Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

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.