Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 571.40
Chronic hepatitis unspecified
  • Short description: Chronic hepatitis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 571.40 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 571.40 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 571.40.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 571.40: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Chronic hepatitis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 571.40 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K73.9 Chronic hepatitis, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 571.40:
  • Hepatitis 573.3
    • chronic 571.40
      • active 571.49
        • viral - see Hepatitis, viral
      • aggressive 571.49
      • persistent 571.41
      • viral - see Hepatitis, viral
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • liver (capsule) (see also Hepatitis) 573.3
      • acute 570
      • chronic 571.40
      • suppurative 572.0
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