ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2017

See: Umbilical hernia

K42 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
Umbilical hernia
Includes
  • paraumbilical hernia
Excludes1

More specific codes for Umbilical hernia

  • K42.0 - Umbilical hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
  • K42.1 - Umbilical hernia with gangrene
  • K42.9 - Umbilical hernia without obstruction or gangrene
Back to K42
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K42 Umbilical hernia

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.