2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K70

Alcoholic liver disease

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K70 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K70 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K70 - other international versions of ICD-10 K70 may differ.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code to identify:
  • alcohol abuse and dependence (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F10
    • F10 Alcohol related disorders
      • F10.1 Alcohol abuse
        • F10.10 …… uncomplicated
        • F10.11 …… in remission
        • F10.12 Alcohol abuse with intoxication
          • F10.120 Alcohol abuse with intoxication, uncomplicate...
          • F10.121 …… delirium
          • F10.129 …… unspecified
        • F10.14 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced mood disor...
        • F10.15 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced psychotic ...
          • F10.150 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced psychotic ...
          • F10.151 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced psychotic ...
          • F10.159 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced psychotic ...
        • F10.18 Alcohol abuse with other alcohol-induced diso...
          • F10.180 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced anxiety di...
          • F10.181 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced sexual dys...
          • F10.182 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced sleep diso...
          • F10.188 Alcohol abuse with other alcohol-induced diso...
        • F10.19 Alcohol abuse with unspecified alcohol-induce...
      • F10.2 Alcohol dependence
        • F10.20 …… uncomplicated
        • F10.21 …… in remission
        • F10.22 Alcohol dependence with intoxication
          • F10.220 Alcohol dependence with intoxication, uncompl...
          • F10.221 Alcohol dependence with intoxication delirium...
          • F10.229 Alcohol dependence with intoxication, unspeci...
        • F10.23 Alcohol dependence with withdrawal
          • F10.230 Alcohol dependence with withdrawal, uncomplic...
          • F10.231 …… delirium
          • F10.232 Alcohol dependence with withdrawal with perce...
          • F10.239 Alcohol dependence with withdrawal, unspecifi...
        • F10.24 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced mood ...
        • F10.25 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced psych...
          • F10.250 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced psych...
          • F10.251 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced psych...
          • F10.259 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced psych...
        • F10.26 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced persi...
        • F10.27 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced persi...
        • F10.28 Alcohol dependence with other alcohol-induced...
          • F10.280 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced anxie...
          • F10.281 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced sexua...
          • F10.282 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced sleep...
          • F10.288 Alcohol dependence with other alcohol-induced...
        • F10.29 Alcohol dependence with unspecified alcohol-i...
      • F10.9 Alcohol use, unspecified
        • F10.92 Alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication
          • F10.920 Alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication, u...
          • F10.921 Alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication de...
          • F10.929 Alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication, u...
        • F10.94 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
        • F10.95 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
          • F10.950 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
          • F10.951 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
          • F10.959 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
        • F10.96 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
        • F10.97 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
        • F10.98 Alcohol use, unspecified with other alcohol-i...
          • F10.980 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
          • F10.981 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
          • F10.982 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced...
          • F10.988 Alcohol use, unspecified with other alcohol-i...
        • F10.99 Alcohol use, unspecified with unspecified alc...
    F10.-
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The following code(s) above K70 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K70:
  • K00-K95
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K70-K77
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range K70-K77

    Diseases of liver

    Type 1 Excludes
    • jaundice NOS (R17)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Diseases of liver
Clinical Information
  • A disorder caused by damage to the liver parenchyma due to alcohol consumption. It may present with an acute onset or follow a chronic course, leading to cirrhosis.
  • Liver diseases associated with alcoholism. It usually refers to the coexistence of two or more subentities, i.e., alcoholic fatty liver; alcoholic hepatitis; and alcoholic cirrhosis.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to K70:
  • Type 1 Excludes: K77
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K77

    Liver disorders in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • alcoholic hepatitis (K70.1-)
    • alcoholic liver disease (K70.-)
    • cytomegaloviral hepatitis (B25.1)
    • herpesviral [herpes simplex] hepatitis (B00.81)
    • infectious mononucleosis with liver disease (B27.0-B27.9 with .9)
    • mumps hepatitis (B26.81)
    • sarcoidosis with liver disease (D86.89)
    • secondary syphilis with liver disease (A51.45)
    • syphilis (late) with liver disease (A52.74)
    • toxoplasmosis (acquired) hepatitis (B58.1)
    • tuberculosis with liver disease (A18.83)
  • Type 2 Excludes: K71
    , K76
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K71

    Toxic liver disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • poisoning due to drug or toxin, if applicable (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    Includes
    • drug-induced idiosyncratic (unpredictable) liver disease
    • drug-induced toxic (predictable) liver disease
    Type 2 Excludes
    • alcoholic liver disease (K70.-)
    • Budd-Chiari syndrome (I82.0)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76

    Other diseases of liver

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • alcoholic liver disease (K70.-)
    • amyloid degeneration of liver (E85.-)
    • cystic disease of liver (congenital) (Q44.6)
    • hepatic vein thrombosis (I82.0)
    • hepatomegaly NOS (R16.0)
    • pigmentary cirrhosis (of liver) (E83.110)
    • portal vein thrombosis (I81)
    • toxic liver disease (K71.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K70
K66.1 Hemoperitoneum
K66.8 Other specified disorders of peritoneum
K66.9 Disorder of peritoneum, unspecified
K67 Disorders of peritoneum in infectious diseases classified elsewhere
K68 Disorders of retroperitoneum
K68.1 Retroperitoneal abscess
K68.11 Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess
K68.12 Psoas muscle abscess
K68.19 Other retroperitoneal abscess
K68.9 Other disorders of retroperitoneum
K70 Alcoholic liver disease
K70.0 Alcoholic fatty liver
K70.1 Alcoholic hepatitis
K70.10 …… without ascites
K70.11 …… with ascites
K70.2 Alcoholic fibrosis and sclerosis of liver
K70.3 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver
K70.30 …… without ascites
K70.31 …… with ascites
K70.4 Alcoholic hepatic failure
K70.40 …… without coma

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