ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 20, 2017

See: Unilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene

  ICD-10 Code for Unilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene, not specified as recurrent K40.40

K40.40 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K40.40 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K40-K46 Hernia (K40-K46)
Category K40 Inguinal hernia

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Inguinal hernia with gangrene NOS
  • Unilateral inguinal hernia with gangrene NOS

Related Terms to “Unilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene, not specified as recurrent”

  • Hernia, hernial(acquired) (recurrent) - K46.9
    • inguinal(direct) (external) (funicular) (indirect) (internal) (oblique) (scrotal) (sliding) - K40.90
      • with
        • gangrene(and obstruction) - K40.40
          • not specified as recurrent - K40.40
      • unilateral - K40.90
        • with
          • gangrene(and obstruction) - K40.40
            • not specified as recurrent - K40.40
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.