Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Chronic Liver Disease Without Mention of Alcohol
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 571.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 571.9.
The Short Description Is: Chronic liver dis NOS.
Liver disease is also known as alcoholic fibrosis and sclerosis of liver, alcoholic hepatic fibrosis and sclerosis, chronic nonalcoholic liver disease, hepatic fibrosis w hepatic sclerosis,
hepatic fibrosis with hepatic sclerosis, hepatic sclerosis, and nonalcoholic liver disease chronic.
Liver Disease Definition and Symptoms
Liver disease is a term for a wide variety of conditions that affect your liver and its functions. Without the liver, you would not be able to absorb nutrients, digest food, or purge toxic substances from the body. Some common liver diseases are cirrhosis, enlarged liver, autoimmune hepatitis, Gilbert’s syndrome, and hepatitis A/B. Symptoms that you may have a liver problem are dark colored urine, nausea, chronic fatigue, tar-colored stool, jaundice, abdominal swelling, and loss of appetite.