2022 ICD-10-CM Code K40.01

Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene, recurrent

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K40.01
Short Description:Bilateral inguinal hernia, w obst, w/o gangrene, recurrent
Long Description:Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene, recurrent

Code Classification

K40.01 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene, recurrent. The code K40.01 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code K40.01 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral irreducible inguinal hernia, bilateral recurrent inguinal hernia, bilateral recurrent inguinal hernia, bilateral recurrent irreducible inguinal hernia, intestinal obstruction due to bilateral inguinal hernia , intestinal obstruction due to bilateral recurrent inguinal hernia, etc.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K40.01 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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Information for Patients


Hernia

A hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle. Most hernias are in the abdomen.

There are several types of hernias, including

Hernias are common. They can affect men, women, and children. A combination of muscle weakness and straining, such as with heavy lifting, might contribute. Some people are born with weak abdominal muscles and may be more likely to get a hernia.

Treatment is usually surgery to repair the opening in the muscle wall. Untreated hernias can cause pain and health problems.


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Intestinal Obstruction

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.

Symptoms include

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Inguinal Hernia Overview of inguinal hernias, in which contents of the abdomen bulge through a weak area in the lower abdominal wall, and diagnosis and treatment of hernias.
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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)