2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H62.41

Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere, right ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
  • H62.41 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Otitis externa in oth diseases classd elswhr, right ear
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H62.41 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H62.41 - other international versions of ICD-10 H62.41 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • H62.41 describes the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself.
The following code(s) above H62.41 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 H62.41:
  • 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
  • H62.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H62.4

    Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • erysipelas (A46)
    • impetigo (L01.0)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • otitis externa (in):
    • candidiasis (B37.84)
    • herpes viral [herpes simplex] (B00.1)
    • herpes zoster (B02.8)
    Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere
Approximate Synonyms
  • Right chronic mycotic otitis externa
  • Right mycotic otitis externa due to otomycosis
  • Right otitis mycotic externa due to otomycosis
ICD-10-CM H62.41 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 H62.41 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 H62.41
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
H62.8 Other disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H62.8X Other disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H62.8X1 Other disorders of right external ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H62.8X2 Other disorders of left external ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H62.8X3 …… bilateral
H62.8X9 …… unspecified ear
H65 Nonsuppurative otitis media
H65.0 Acute serous otitis media

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