Billable Medical Code for Chronic Hepatitis C Without Mention of Hepatic Coma
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 070.54
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 070.54.
The Short Description Is: Chrnc hpt C wo hpat coma.
Hepatitis C is also known as chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis C with stage 3 fibrosis, chronic hepatitis c stage 3 fibrosis, cryoglobulinemia due to chronic hepatitis C, and hepatitis C chronic.
Hepatitis C Definition and Symptoms
Hepatitis C is an infection which is caused by a virus that attacks the liver and causes inflammation. Hepatitis C is spread by coming in contact with contaminated blood. Symptoms include fever, muscle and joint pains, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), and fatigue.