Billable Medical Code for Incisional Hernia Without Mention of Obstruction or Gangrene
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 553.21
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 553.21.
The Short Description Is: Incisional hernia.
Incisional hernia is also known as incisional hernia, recurrent hernia of anterior abdominal wall, recurrent ventral hernia, and ventral hernia recurrent. This applies to hernia: postoperative, recurrent ventral.
Incisional Hernia Definition and Symptoms
An incisional hernia is a type of hernia caused by a surgical would that did not heal completely. This occurs when the muscles of the abdomen allow tissue of the abdomen to bulge through the muscle. Symptoms are a mass or lump on the surgical scar, pain, aching, swelling at incision site, foul smelling drainage, infection and fever.