2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K70.3

Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K70.3 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 K70.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K70.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 K70.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis NOS
The following code(s) above K70.3 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 K70.3:
  • 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
Clinical Information
  • Fibrosis of the hepatic parenchyma due to chronic excess alcohol drinking.
  • Liver disease in alcoholics in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.
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 K70.3:
  • Code First: K76.81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.81

    Hepatopulmonary syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying liver disease, such as:
    • alcoholic cirrhosis of liver (K70.3-)
    • cirrhosis of liver without mention of alcohol (K74.6-)
  • Type 1 Excludes: K74
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K74

    Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • , if applicable, viral hepatitis (acute) (chronic) (B15-B19)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • alcoholic cirrhosis (of liver) (K70.3)
    • alcoholic fibrosis of liver (K70.2)
    • cardiac sclerosis of liver (K76.1)
    • cirrhosis (of liver) with toxic liver disease (K71.7)
    • congenital cirrhosis (of liver) (P78.81)
    • pigmentary cirrhosis (of liver) (E83.110)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K70.3
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
K70.9 Alcoholic liver disease, unspecified
K71 Toxic liver disease
K71.0 Toxic liver disease with cholestasis
K71.1 Toxic liver disease with hepatic necrosis
K71.10 …… without coma

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