Billable Medical Code for Other Chronic Nonalcoholic Liver Disease
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 571.8
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 571.8.
The Short Description Is: Chronic liver dis NEC.
Fatty liver is also known as chronic yellow atrophy of liver, fatty liver, fatty liver disease, fatty liver disease nonalcoholic, fatty liver nonalcoholic, fatty metamorphosis of viscera,
hepatosplenomegaly, ichthyosis cerebellar degeneration and hepatosplenomegaly, neonatal hepatosplenomegaly, nonalcoholic fatty liver, non-alcoholic fatty liver, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, portal fibrosis without cirrhosis, steatohepatitis, steatohepatitis (fatty inflammation of liver), steatohepatitis nonalcoholic, steatosis of liver, and yellow atrophy of liver chronic. This applies to chronic yellow atrophy (liver) and fatty liver without mention of alcohol.
Fatty Liver Definition and Symptoms
Fatty liver is a term that is used to describe a disease in which fat accumulates in the liver of a person who consumes very little to no alcohol. This disease is very common and in most people cause no complications or symptoms. In some severe cases fatigue, pain in the abdomen, and weight loss may occur.