2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K72.00

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Acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma

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  • K72.00 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM K72.00 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K72.00 - other international versions of ICD-10 K72.00 may differ.
The following code(s) above K72.00 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 K72.00:
  • K00-K95
    2023 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
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range K70-K77

    Diseases of liver

    Type 1 Excludes
    • jaundice NOS (R17)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Diseases of liver
  • K72
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K72

    Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified

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    Includes
    • fulminant hepatitis NEC, with hepatic failure
    • liver (cell) necrosis with hepatic failure
    • malignant hepatitis NEC, with hepatic failure
    • yellow liver atrophy or dystrophy
    Type 1 Excludes
    • alcoholic hepatic failure (K70.4)
    • hepatic failure with toxic liver disease (K71.1-)
    • icterus of newborn (P55-P59)
    • postprocedural hepatic failure (K91.82)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • 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)
    Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified
  • K72.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K72.0

    Acute and subacute hepatic failure

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    Applicable To
    • Acute non-viral hepatitis NOS
    Acute and subacute hepatic failure
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute and subacute hepatic failure
  • Acute hepatic failure
  • Acute hepatic necrosis
  • Acute liver failure
  • Acute necrosis of liver
  • Hepatic necrosis, subacute
  • Subacute hepatic necrosis
  • Subacute liver failure
ICD-10-CM K72.00 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0):
  • 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
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert K72.00 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to K72.00:
  • Code Also: K76.82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.82

    Hepatic encephalopathy

      2023 - New Code Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hepatic encephalopathy, NOS
    • Hepatic encephalopathy without coma
    • Hepatocerebral intoxication
    • Portal-systemic encephalopathy
    Code Also
    • underlying liver disease, such as:
    • acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma (K72.00)
    • alcoholic hepatic failure without coma (K70.40)
    • chronic hepatic failure without coma (K72.10)
    • hepatic failure with toxic liver disease without coma (K71.10)
    • hepatic failure without coma (K72.90)
    • icterus of newborn (P55-P59)
    • postprocedural hepatic failure (K91.82)
    • viral hepatitis without hepatic coma (B15.9, B16.1, B16.9, B17.10, B19.10, B19.20, B19.9)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute and subacute hepatic failure with coma (K72.01)
    • alcoholic hepatic failure with coma (K70.41)
    • chronic hepatic failure with coma (K72.11)
    • hepatic failure with coma (K72.91)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K72.00:
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • liver (yellow) K72.90
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K72.90

      Hepatic failure, unspecified without coma

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  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • liver (diffuse) K76.89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K76.89

      Other specified diseases of liver

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      Applicable To
      • Cyst (simple) of liver
      • Focal nodular hyperplasia of liver
      • Hepatoptosis
  • Failure, failed
    • hepatic K72.90
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K72.90

      Hepatic failure, unspecified without coma

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  • Hepatitis K75.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.9

    Inflammatory liver disease, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Hepatitis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute or subacute hepatitis (K72.0-)
    • chronic hepatitis NEC (K73.-)
    • viral hepatitis (B15-B19)
    • ischemia, ischemic K72.00
    • shock K72.00
  • Shock R57.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R57.9

    Shock, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Failure of peripheral circulation NOS
    • liver K72.00

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K72.00
K71.4 Toxic liver disease with chronic lobular hepatitis
K71.5 Toxic liver disease with chronic active hepatitis
K71.50 …… without ascites
K71.51 …… with ascites
K71.6 Toxic liver disease with hepatitis, not elsewhere classified
K71.7 Toxic liver disease with fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver
K71.8 Toxic liver disease with other disorders of liver
K71.9 Toxic liver disease, unspecified
K72 Hepatic failure, not elsewhere classified
K72.0 Acute and subacute hepatic failure
K72.00 …… without coma
K72.01 …… with coma
K72.1 Chronic hepatic failure
K72.10 …… without coma
K72.11 …… with coma
K72.9 Hepatic failure, unspecified
K72.90 …… without coma
K72.91 …… with coma
K73 Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified
K73.0 Chronic persistent hepatitis, not elsewhere classified
K73.1 Chronic lobular hepatitis, not elsewhere classified

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