2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H94.8

Other specified disorders of ear in diseases classified elsewhere

Code First
Code First Help
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • underlying disease, such as:
  • congenital syphilis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A50.0

    Early congenital syphilis, symptomatic

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Any congenital syphilitic condition specified as early or manifest less than two years after birth.
    A50.0
    )
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as H94.8. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • aural myiasis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B87.4

    Aural myiasis

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    B87.4
    )
  • syphilitic labyrinthitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.79

    Other symptomatic late syphilis

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Late syphilitic leukoderma
    • Syphilis of adrenal gland
    • Syphilis of pituitary gland
    • Syphilis of thyroid gland
    • Syphilitic splenomegaly
    Type 1 Excludes
    • syphilitic leukoderma (secondary) (A51.39)
    A52.79
    )
The following code(s) above H94.8 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 H94.8:
  • H60-H95
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range H60-H95

    Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the ear condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the ear condition
    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 ear and mastoid process
Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H94.8:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H94.8
H93.90 …… unspecified ear
H93.91 Unspecified disorder of right ear
H93.92 Unspecified disorder of left ear
H93.93 …… bilateral
H94 Other disorders of ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H94.0 Acoustic neuritis in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
H94.00 …… unspecified ear
H94.01 …… right ear
H94.02 …… left ear
H94.03 …… bilateral
H94.8 Other specified disorders of ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H94.80 …… unspecified ear
H94.81 Other specified disorders of right ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H94.82 Other specified disorders of left ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H94.83 …… bilateral
H95 Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of ear and mastoid process, not elsewhere classified
H95.0 Recurrent cholesteatoma of postmastoidectomy cavity
H95.00 …… unspecified ear
H95.01 …… right ear
H95.02 …… left ear
H95.03 …… bilateral ears

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