2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.53

Acute contact otitis externa

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H60.53 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H60.53 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H60.53 - other international versions of ICD-10 H60.53 may differ.
The following code(s) above H60.53 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 H60.53:
  • 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
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H60.53:
  • Otitis (acute) H66.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H66.90

    Otitis media, unspecified, unspecified ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • externa H60.9-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.9-

      Unspecified otitis externa

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • acute (noninfective) H60.50-
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.50-

        Unspecified acute noninfective otitis externa

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Acute otitis externa NOS
        • contact H60.53-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H60.53
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
H60.542 …… left ear
H60.543 …… bilateral
H60.549 …… unspecified ear
H60.55 Acute reactive otitis externa

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