2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K44.9

Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K44.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K44.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K44.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 K44.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Diaphragmatic hernia NOS
The following code(s) above K44.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K44.9:
  • K00-K95
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K40-K46
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range K40-K46

    Hernia

    Includes
    • acquired hernia
    • congenital [except diaphragmatic or hiatus] hernia
    • recurrent hernia
    Note
    • Hernia with both gangrene and obstruction is classified to hernia with gangrene.
    Hernia
  • K44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K44

    Diaphragmatic hernia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • hiatus hernia (esophageal) (sliding)
    • paraesophageal hernia
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Q79.0)
    • congenital hiatus hernia (Q40.1)
    Diaphragmatic hernia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease co-occurrent and due to diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease co-occurrent and due to paraesophageal hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease with diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease with hiatal hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease with paraesophageal hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Paraesophageal hernia
Clinical Information
  • A congenital or acquired weakness or opening in the diaphragm which allows abdominal contents to protrude into the chest cavity; congenital diaphragmatic hernias are caused when the embryonic diaphragm fails to fuse.
  • Protrusion of abdominal structures into the thorax as a result of congenital or traumatic defects in the respiratory diaphragm.
ICD-10-CM K44.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc

Convert K44.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K44.9:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) K46.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K46.9

    Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abdominal hernia NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K44.9
K43.2 Incisional hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K43.3 Parastomal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K43.4 Parastomal hernia with gangrene
K43.5 Parastomal hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K43.6 Other and unspecified ventral hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K43.7 Other and unspecified ventral hernia with gangrene
K43.9 Ventral hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K44 Diaphragmatic hernia
K44.0 Diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K44.1 Diaphragmatic hernia with gangrene
K44.9 Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K45 Other abdominal hernia
K45.0 Other specified abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K45.1 Other specified abdominal hernia with gangrene
K45.8 Other specified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K46 Unspecified abdominal hernia
K46.0 Unspecified abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K46.1 Unspecified abdominal hernia with gangrene
K46.9 Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K50 Crohn's disease [regional enteritis]
K50.0 Crohn's disease of small intestine

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.