2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K70.0

Alcoholic fatty liver

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
  • K70.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K70.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K70.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 K70.0 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • K70.0 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
The following code(s) above K70.0 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 K70.0:
  • 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
  • K70
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K70

    Alcoholic liver disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
    Alcoholic liver disease
Approximate Synonyms
  • Alcoholic fatty liver disease
Clinical Information
  • Lipid infiltration and fatty degeneration of liver parenchymal cells due to alcohol abuse; may be associated with alcohol hepatitis or cirrhosis.
  • Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells that is due to alcohol abuse. The fatty changes in the alcoholic fatty liver may be reversible, depending on the amounts of triglycerides accumulated.
ICD-10-CM K70.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 441 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis with mcc
  • 442 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis with cc
  • 443 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis without cc/mcc

Convert K70.0 to ICD-9-CM

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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K70.0:
  • Cirrhosis, cirrhotic (hepatic) (liver) K74.60
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K74.60

    Unspecified cirrhosis of liver

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cirrhosis (of liver) NOS
    • fatty K76.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.0

      Fatty (change of) liver, not elsewhere classified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
      Type 1 Excludes
      • nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (K75.81)
      • alcoholic K70.0
    • liver K74.60
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K74.60

      Unspecified cirrhosis of liver

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Cirrhosis (of liver) NOS
      • alcoholic K70.30
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K70.30

        Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver without ascites

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
        • fatty K70.0
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • fatty
      • liver NEC K76.0
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.0

        Fatty (change of) liver, not elsewhere classified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
        Type 1 Excludes
        • nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (K75.81)
        • alcoholic K70.0
    • liver (diffuse) K76.89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.89

      Other specified diseases of liver

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Cyst (simple) of liver
      • Focal nodular hyperplasia of liver
      • Hepatoptosis
      • fatty NEC K76.0
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.0

        Fatty (change of) liver, not elsewhere classified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
        Type 1 Excludes
        • nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (K75.81)
        • alcoholic K70.0
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • liver (chronic) (organic) K76.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.9

      Liver disease, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • alcoholic (chronic) K70.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K70.9

        Alcoholic liver disease, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
        • fatty liver K70.0
      • fatty, nonalcoholic (NAFLD) K76.0
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.0

        Fatty (change of) liver, not elsewhere classified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
        Type 1 Excludes
        • nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (K75.81)
        • alcoholic K70.0
  • Fatty - see also condition
    • liver NEC K76.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.0

      Fatty (change of) liver, not elsewhere classified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
      Type 1 Excludes
      • nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (K75.81)
      • alcoholic K70.0
  • Zieve's syndrome K70.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K70.0
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
K70.41 …… with coma

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.