2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.521

Acute chemical otitis externa, right ear

The following code(s) above H60.521 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • 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 H60.521:
  • 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 ICD-10-CM H60.521 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

Convert H60.521 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H60.521
H60.501 …… right ear
H60.502 …… left ear
H60.503 …… bilateral
H60.509 …… unspecified ear
H60.51 Acute actinic otitis externa
H60.511 …… right ear
H60.512 …… left ear
H60.513 …… bilateral
H60.519 …… unspecified ear
H60.52 Acute chemical otitis externa
H60.521 …… right ear
H60.522 …… left ear
H60.523 …… bilateral
H60.529 …… unspecified ear
H60.53 Acute contact otitis externa
H60.531 …… right ear
H60.532 …… left ear
H60.533 …… bilateral
H60.539 …… unspecified ear
H60.54 Acute eczematoid otitis externa
H60.541 …… right ear

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