Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 550.90
Inguinal hernia, without mention of obstruction or gangrene, unilateral or unspecified (not specified as recurrent)
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 550.90 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 550.90 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 550.90 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K40.90 Unilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene, not specified as recurrent
Approximate Synonyms
  • Direct inguinal hernia
  • Indirect inguinal hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Inguinal hernia, unilat
  • Inguinal hernia, unilateral
  • Left direct inguinal hernia
  • Left indirect inguinal hernia
  • Left inguinal hernia
  • Right direct inguinal hernia
  • Right indirect inguinal hernia
  • Right inguinal hernia
  • Unilateral inguinal hernia
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 550.90 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.