AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Hepatic Fibrosis

Code K74.0, Hepatic fibrosis, has been expanded, with specific codes to identify unspecified hepatic fibrosis, as well as early and advanced hepatic fibrosis. The new codes are as follows:K74.00 Hepatic fibrosis, unspecified K74.01 Hepatic fibrosis, early fibrosis K74.02 Hepatic fibrosis, advanced fibrosis Hepatic fibrosis occurs when healthy liver tissue becomes scarred. Fibrosis is the first stage of liver scarring. If the scarring progresses, hepatic fibrosis can become advanced, resulting in liver cirrhosis and failure. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a condition that causes fat to build up in the liver, leading to inflammation and fibrosis. NASH...

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