The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued updated full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on extracorporeal albumin dialysis for acute liver failure, which replaces guidance on extracorporeal albumin dialysis for acute-on-chronic liver failure (NICE interventional procedure guidance 45, February 2004).

Coding recommendations

X43.1 Extracorporeal albumin haemodialysis

In addition the ICD-10 code K70.4 Alcoholic hepatic failure, K71.1 Toxiic liver disease with hepatic necrosis (includes hepatic failure (acute) (chronic) due to drugs) or K72.0 Acute and subacute hepatic failure would be recorded.

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