2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.312

Diffuse otitis externa, left ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • H60.312 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H60.312 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H60.312 - other international versions of ICD-10 H60.312 may differ.
The following code(s) above H60.312 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 H60.312:
  • H60-H95
    2019 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Left diffuse otitis externa
ICD-10-CM H60.312 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert H60.312 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H60.312
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
H60.31 Diffuse otitis externa
H60.311 …… right ear
H60.312 …… left ear
H60.313 …… bilateral
H60.319 …… unspecified ear
H60.32 Hemorrhagic otitis externa
H60.321 …… right ear
H60.322 …… left ear
H60.323 …… bilateral
H60.329 …… unspecified ear
H60.33 Swimmer's ear
H60.331 …… right ear
H60.332 …… left ear

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