Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 550.91
Inguinal hernia, without mention of obstruction or gangrene, unilateral or unspecified, recurrent
  • Short description: Recur unilat inguin hern.
  • ICD-9-CM 550.91 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 550.91 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 550.91: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 550.91 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K40.91 Unilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene, recurrent
Approximate Synonyms
  • Inguinal hernia, recurrent
  • Left recurrent inguinal hernia
  • Recurrent incarcerated inguinal hernia
  • Recurrent inguinal hernia
  • Recurrent irreducible inguinal hernia
  • Right recurrent inguinal hernia
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