ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 17, 2017
K40.0 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene
Inclusion Term
  • Incarcerated inguinal hernia (bilateral) without gangrene
  • Inguinal hernia (bilateral) causing obstruction without gangrene
  • Irreducible inguinal hernia (bilateral) without gangrene
  • Strangulated inguinal hernia (bilateral) without gangrene

More specific codes for Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene

  • K40.00 - Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene, not specified as recurrent
  • K40.01 - Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene, recurrent
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K40.0 Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene

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.