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Code: K76.89

Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Other specified diseases of liver

Block: Diseases of liver (K70-K77)

Excludes 1: jaundice NOS (R17)

Excludes 2: hemochromatosis (E83.11-)
Reye's syndrome (G93.7)
viral hepatitis (B15-B19)
Wilson's disease (E83.0)

Details: Other specified diseases of liver

Cyst (simple) of liver
Focal nodular hyperplasia of liver
Hepatoptosis

K76

Excludes2: alcoholic liver disease (K70.-)
amyloid degeneration of liver (E85.-)
cystic disease of liver (congenital) (Q44.6)
hepatic vein thrombosis (I82.0)
hepatomegaly NOS (R16.0)
pigmentary cirrhosis (of liver) (E83.110)
portal vein thrombosis (I81)
toxic liver disease (K71.-)

Guidelines: Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)

Excludes 2: 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)

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tampster4

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It's 573.9. In the index go to mass, since liver isn't listed it says "specified organ NEC-see disease of specified organ or site" which is 573.9.
 

AuntJoyce

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Liver mass

Good morning,

I just wanted to put my two-cents in on this one (from personal experience).

I always ask myself the question: Is the organ enlarged or is there a growth (mass,lesion, etc.) on that organ?

If you consider the thyroid as the organ in question, when the gland is enlarged, it is considered to be a "goiter". When there is a mass (lesion,nodule,tumor,etc.), then it is considered "nodular". If the pathology report comes back showing a malignancy, then it would code to malignant neoplasm.

To consider 789.1 as the code for a liver mass, you would want to see it written that the liver was enlarged and I therefore agree with 573.9 which, although vague in and of itself, speaks more towards the very uncertainty of what is ON that liver.

I hope I didn't muddy the waters...I'm real good at that sometimes.

Have a great day,

Joyce
 
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Our facility uses 573.8, other specified disorders of liver.
Interestingly enough, ICD-10 has a specific code for liver mass and it is R16.0which codes out as hepatomegaly, which in ICD-9 is 789.1, so maybe 789.1 is the correct dx code after all. :confused:
 
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