2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H61.023

Chronic perichondritis of external ear, bilateral

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • H61.023 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H61.023 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H61.023 - other international versions of ICD-10 H61.023 may differ.
The following code(s) above H61.023 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 H61.023:
  • H60-H95
    2020 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
  • H61.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H61.0

    Chondritis and perichondritis of external ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis
    • Perichondritis of auricle
    • Perichondritis of pinna
    Chondritis and perichondritis of external ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral chronic perichondritis of external ears
  • Both sides chronic external ear perichondritis
ICD-10-CM H61.023 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 564 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with mcc
  • 565 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with cc
  • 566 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert H61.023 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H61.023
H61.003 …… bilateral
H61.009 …… unspecified ear
H61.01 Acute perichondritis of external ear
H61.011 Acute perichondritis of right external ear
H61.012 Acute perichondritis of left external ear
H61.013 …… bilateral
H61.019 …… unspecified ear
H61.02 Chronic perichondritis of external ear
H61.021 Chronic perichondritis of right external ear
H61.022 Chronic perichondritis of left external ear
H61.023 …… bilateral
H61.029 …… unspecified ear
H61.03 Chondritis of external ear
H61.031 Chondritis of right external ear
H61.032 Chondritis of left external ear
H61.033 …… bilateral
H61.039 …… unspecified ear
H61.1 Noninfective disorders of pinna
H61.10 Unspecified noninfective disorders of pinna
H61.101 …… right ear
H61.102 …… left ear

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