2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H61.21

Impacted cerumen, right ear

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
The following code(s) above H61.21 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 H61.21:
  • H60-H95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range H60-H95

    Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

    • 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
  • H61.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H61.2

    Impacted cerumen

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Wax in ear
    Impacted cerumen
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM H61.21 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

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Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H61.21:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H61.21
H61.122 …… left ear
H61.123 …… bilateral
H61.129 …… unspecified ear
H61.19 Other noninfective disorders of pinna
H61.191 Noninfective disorders of pinna, right ear
H61.192 Noninfective disorders of pinna, left ear
H61.193 Noninfective disorders of pinna, bilateral
H61.199 Noninfective disorders of pinna, unspecified ear
H61.2 Impacted cerumen
H61.20 …… unspecified ear
H61.21 …… right ear
H61.22 …… left ear
H61.23 …… bilateral
H61.3 Acquired stenosis of external ear canal
H61.30 Acquired stenosis of external ear canal, unspecified
H61.301 Acquired stenosis of right external ear canal, unspecified
H61.302 Acquired stenosis of left external ear canal, unspecified
H61.303 …… bilateral
H61.309 …… unspecified ear
H61.31 Acquired stenosis of external ear canal secondary to trauma
H61.311 Acquired stenosis of right external ear canal secondary to trauma

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