Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 756.72
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 756.72 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 756.72 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: 756.72 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q79.2 Exomphalos
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital omphalocele
Clinical Information
  • A congenital defect in the muscles of the abdominal wall that results in the intestines and other abdominal organs developing outside the abdominal wall covered in a sac
  • A congenital defect with major fissure in the abdominal wall at the umbilicus resulting in the extrusion of viscera through the umbilicus. Unlike gastroschisis, omphalocele is covered with peritoneum but without overlying skin
Applies To
  • Exomphalos
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 756.72:
  • Exomphalos 756.72
  • Incarceration, incarcerated
    • omphalocele 756.72
  • Omphalocele 756.72
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 756.72 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.