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ICD-10-CM Code K46.9
Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K46.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code K46 is used to code Simple hernia

a hernia is the exit of an organ, such as the bowel, through the wall of the cavity in which it normally resides. hernias come in a number of different types. most commonly they involve the abdomen, specifically the groin. groin hernias are most commonly of the inguinal type but may also be femoral. other hernias include hiatal, incisional, and umbilical hernias. for groin hernias symptoms are present in about 66% of people. this may include pain or discomfort especially with coughing, exercise, or going to the toilet. often it gets worse throughout the day and improves when lying down. a bulging area may occur that becomes larger when bearing down. groin hernias occur more often on the right than left side. the main concern is strangulation, were the blood supply to part of the bowel is blocked. this usually produces severe pain and tenderness of the area. hiatus hernias often result in heartburn but may also cause chest pain or pain with eating.

MeSH Codes: D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547,
ICD 9 Codes: 550, 551, 552, 553, 550, 551, 552, 553, 553.9
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for K46.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Abdominal hernia NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K46.9 - Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K46.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Hernia, hernial(acquired) (recurrent) (K46.9)
Hernia, hernial(acquired) (recurrent) (K46.9) +


Other ventral hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene (approximate match)
Hernia of unspecified site without mention of obstruction or gangrene (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code K46.9 and a single ICD9 code, 553.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: K46 - Unspecified abdominal hernia

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