2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H61.323

Acquired stenosis of external ear canal secondary to inflammation and infection, bilateral

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • H61.323 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Acq stenosis of ext ear canal sec to inflam and infct, bi
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H61.323 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H61.323 - other international versions of ICD-10 H61.323 may differ.
The following code(s) above H61.323 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
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that may be applicable to H61.323:
  • 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
  • H61.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H61.3

    Acquired stenosis of external ear canal

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Collapse of external ear canal
    Type 1 Excludes
    • postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal (H95.81-)
    Acquired stenosis of external ear canal
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral acquired stenosis of external ear canals secondary to inflammation and infection
  • Bilateral postinfectious stenosis of external ear canals
  • Both sides postinfectious external ear canal stenosis
  • Postinflammatory external ear canals stenosis
ICD-10-CM H61.323 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 H61.323 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 H61.323
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
H61.312 Acquired stenosis of left external ear canal secondary to trauma
H61.313 …… bilateral
H61.319 …… unspecified ear
H61.32 Acquired stenosis of external ear canal secondary to inflammation and infection
H61.321 Acquired stenosis of right external ear canal secondary to inflammation and infection
H61.322 Acquired stenosis of left external ear canal secondary to inflammation and infection
H61.323 …… bilateral
H61.329 …… unspecified ear
H61.39 Other acquired stenosis of external ear canal
H61.391 Other acquired stenosis of right external ear canal
H61.392 Other acquired stenosis of left external ear canal
H61.393 …… bilateral
H61.399 …… unspecified ear
H61.8 Other specified disorders of external ear
H61.81 Exostosis of external canal
H61.811 Exostosis of right external canal
H61.812 Exostosis of left external canal

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