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2023| Hiatal Hernia ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K44.9

Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene:

  • ICD-10-CM K44.9 of the 2023 edition tuned effectively on October 1, 2022.
  • 2023 Hiatal Hernia ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K44.9
  • K44.9 is the version of the American ICD-10-CM, whereas, other global versions of ICD-10 K44.9 may vary.
  • ICD-10 CM stands for International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification.

 Applicable to; Diaphragmatic hernia NOS

Approximate synonyms:

  • Hiatal hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease with hiatal hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease co-occurrent and due to paraesophageal hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease co-occurrent and due to diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease with paraesophageal hernia
  • Paraesophageal hernia

Clinical information:

An opening or an acquired weakness or a congenital in the diaphragm that permits abdominal contents to protrude into the chest cavity; when the embryonic diaphragm stops working to fuse, congenital diaphragmatic hernias happens.
Traumatic or congenital defects happened in the respiratory diaphragm due to protrusion of the abdominal structure into the thorax.

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Q. How is ICD-10 used to diagnose?  

A. ICD-10 is used to translate diagnosis of illnesses and other health issues from words that are explicated by clinicians into an alphanumeric code which allows easy storage, retrieval, and analysis of that data

Q.Why ICD-10 is important?

A. The ICD is important because it offers a common language for reporting, monitoring, and recording diseases. This offers the world to compare and share data in a consistent and standard way- between hospitals, regions, and over periods of time. 

Q. What are ICD-10 codes examples?

  • K50.013 Crohn’s disease of small intestines with fistula
  • 125.110 Arteriosclerotic heart disease of the native coronary artery with unstable angina pectoris.
  • K71.51 Toxic liver disease with chronic active with ascites

Q. When do we use ICD-10?

A. We can use ICD-10 coding for health providers to get reimbursement for health services. ICD-10-CM codes are needed to be submitted to the client. While CPT® codes depict the services provided to the patient. ICD-10-CM codes describe the patient’s diagnosis, which validates the services provided as medically required.  

Q. What is the ICD code for a hernia?

A. Q40.1 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis for reimbursement use.

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