2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H61.9

Disorder of external ear, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H61.9 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 H61.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H61.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 H61.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above H61.9 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 H61.9:
  • 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 H61.9:
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • ear H93.9-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H93.9-

      Unspecified disorder of ear

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H61.9
H61.81 Exostosis of external canal
H61.811 Exostosis of right external canal
H61.812 Exostosis of left external canal
H61.813 …… bilateral
H61.819 …… unspecified ear
H61.89 Other specified disorders of external ear
H61.891 Other specified disorders of right external ear
H61.892 Other specified disorders of left external ear
H61.893 …… bilateral
H61.899 …… unspecified ear
H61.9 Disorder of external ear, unspecified
H61.90 …… unspecified ear
H61.91 Disorder of right external ear, unspecified
H61.92 Disorder of left external ear, unspecified
H61.93 …… bilateral
H62 Disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H62.4 Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere
H62.40 …… unspecified ear
H62.41 …… right ear
H62.42 …… left ear
H62.43 …… bilateral

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