ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 16, 2017

See: Diaphragmatic hernia

  ICD-10 Code for Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene K44.9

K44.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K44.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K40-K46 Hernia (K40-K46)
Category K44 Diaphragmatic hernia

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Diaphragmatic hernia NOS

Related Terms to “Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene”

  • Hernia, hernial(acquired) (recurrent) - K46.9
    • diaphragm, diaphragmatic - K44.9
    • hiatal(esophageal) (sliding) - K44.9
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.