Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 572.2
Hepatic encephalopathy
  • ICD-9-CM 572.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 572.2 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 572.2: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 572.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K72.90 Hepatic failure, unspecified without coma
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K72.91 Hepatic failure, unspecified with coma
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute liver failure w coma
  • Acute liver failure with coma
  • Alcoholic liver failure w coma
  • Alcoholic liver failure with coma
  • Chronic liver failure w coma
  • Coma due to acute and subacute hepatic failure
  • Coma due to acute hepatic failure
  • Hepatic coma
  • Hepatic coma due to alcoholic liver failure
  • Hepatic coma due to chronic hepatic failure
  • Hepatic coma due to hepatitis
  • Hepatic coma due to subacute liver failure
  • Hepatic necrosis and coma due to toxic liver disease
  • Hepatitis w hepatic coma
  • Hepatitis with hepatic coma
  • Subacute liver failure w coma
  • Subacute liver failure with coma
  • Toxic liver disease w hepatic necrosis, w coma
  • Toxic liver disease with hepatic necrosis, with coma
572.2 Excludes
  • hepatic coma associated with viral hepatitis - see category 070
Applies To
  • Hepatic coma
  • Hepatocerebral intoxication
  • Portal-systemic encephalopathy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 572.2:
  • Coma 780.01
    • hepatic 572.2
    • liver 572.2
  • Decompensation
    • hepatic 572.2
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • hepatic 572.2
    • portal-systemic 572.2
  • Intoxication
    • ammonia (hepatic) 572.2
    • hepatocerebral 572.2
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