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ICD 10 Coding Alert


Continue to Focus on Gangrene and Obstruction to Untangle Umbilical Hernia Diagnoses

ICD-10 keeps 3 code choices for you. When your anesthesiologist is involved with a case to correct an umbilical hernia, you start your diagnosis selection by verifying the presence or absence of obstruction or gangrene. ICD-9: You currently have three code choices for umbilical hernia: 551.1 (Umbilical hernia with gangrene) 552.1 (Umbilical hernia with obstruction) 553.1 (Umbilical hernia without obstruction [...]