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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:

Untangle Umbilical Hernia Diagnosis Knots With Simple Transition to K42

Hint: Presence or absence of gangrene is still the deciding factor to arrive at the right code. When your gastroenterologist diagnoses umbilical hernia, you’ll continue to use the presence or absence of obstruction or gangrene as the basis for reporting the condition with ICD-10 codes. ICD-9: While reporting a diagnosis of umbilical hernia, you have three code choices to choose [...]