Billable Medical Code for Umbilical hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 553.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 553.1.
The Short Description Is: Umbilical hernia.
Umbilical hernia is also known as exomphalos and umbilical hernia. This applies to Parumbilical hernia
Umbilical Hernia Definition and Symptoms
An umbilical hernia is when part of the intestine protrudes through the muscles in the abdomen. They are most common in infants but can occur in children and adults as well. The symptoms are pain at bulge, vomitting, the bulge is swollen, tender of discolored.