Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 551.20
Ventral hernia, unspecified, with gangrene
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 551.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 551.20 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: 551.20 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K43.7 Other and unspecified ventral hernia with gangrene
Approximate Synonyms
  • Hernia of anterior abdominal wall with gangrene
  • Ventral hernia w gangrene
  • Ventral hernia with gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 551.20:
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