2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.1

Cellulitis of external ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H60.1 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H60.1 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H60.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 H60.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Cellulitis of auricle
  • Cellulitis of external auditory canal
The following code(s) above H60.1 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 H60.1:
  • H60-H95
    2022 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
  • 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to H60.1:
  • Type 2 Excludes: L03.211
    , L03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.211

    Cellulitis of face

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abscess of orbit (H05.01-)
    • cellulitis of ear (H60.1-)
    • cellulitis of eyelid (H00.0-)
    • cellulitis of head (L03.81)
    • cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (H04.3)
    • cellulitis of lip (K13.0)
    • cellulitis of mouth (K12.2)
    • cellulitis of nose (internal) (J34.0)
    • cellulitis of orbit (H05.01-)
    • cellulitis of scalp (L03.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03

    Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • cellulitis of anal and rectal region (K61.-)
    • cellulitis of external auditory canal (H60.1)
    • cellulitis of eyelid (H00.0)
    • cellulitis of female external genital organs (N76.4)
    • cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (H04.3)
    • cellulitis of male external genital organs (N48.2, N49.-)
    • cellulitis of mouth (K12.2)
    • cellulitis of nose (J34.0)
    • eosinophilic cellulitis [Wells] (L98.3)
    • febrile neutrophilic dermatosis [Sweet] (L98.2)
    • lymphangitis (chronic) (subacute) (I89.1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H60.1:
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) L03.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.90

    Cellulitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    • ear H60.1- (external)
  • Lymphangitis I89.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I89.1

    Lymphangitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chronic lymphangitis
    • Lymphangitis NOS
    • Subacute lymphangitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute lymphangitis (L03.-)
    • acute L03.91
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.91

      Acute lymphangitis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • ear H60.1- (external)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H60.1
H59.813 …… bilateral
H59.819 …… unspecified eye
H59.88 Other intraoperative complications of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
H59.89 Other postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
H60 Otitis externa
H60.0 Abscess of external ear
H60.00 …… unspecified ear
H60.01 Abscess of right external ear
H60.02 Abscess of left external ear
H60.03 …… bilateral
H60.1 Cellulitis of external ear
H60.10 …… unspecified ear
H60.11 Cellulitis of right external ear
H60.12 Cellulitis of left external ear
H60.13 …… bilateral
H60.2 Malignant otitis externa
H60.20 …… unspecified ear
H60.21 …… right ear
H60.22 …… left ear
H60.23 …… bilateral
H60.3 Other infective otitis externa

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