2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K74.0

Hepatic fibrosis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 - Converted to Parent Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K74.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • ICD-10-CM K74.0 is a new 2021 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K74.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 K74.0 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, 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.
  • underlying liver disease, such as:
  • nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.81

    Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code, if applicable, hepatic fibrosis (K74.0-)
    K75.81
    )
The following code(s) above K74.0 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 K74.0:
  • K00-K95
    2021 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
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range K70-K77

    Diseases of liver

    Type 1 Excludes
    • jaundice NOS (R17)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Diseases of liver
  • K74
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K74

    Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 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)
    Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chronic hepatitis c with stage 3 fibrosis
  • Chronic hepatitis c, stage 3 fibrosis
  • Hepatic fibrosis stage 3
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): Deleted code
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): New code
Code annotations containing back-references to K74.0:
  • Use Additional: K75.81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.81

    Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code, if applicable, hepatic fibrosis (K74.0-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K74.0
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
K73.2 Chronic active hepatitis, not elsewhere classified
K73.8 Other chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified
K73.9 Chronic hepatitis, unspecified
K74 Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver
K74.0 Hepatic fibrosis
K74.00 …… unspecified
K74.01 …… early fibrosis
K74.02 …… advanced fibrosis
K74.1 Hepatic sclerosis
K74.2 Hepatic fibrosis with hepatic sclerosis
K74.3 Primary biliary cirrhosis
K74.4 Secondary biliary cirrhosis
K74.5 Biliary cirrhosis, unspecified
K74.6 Other and unspecified cirrhosis of liver
K74.60 Unspecified cirrhosis of liver

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