2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H65.3

Chronic mucoid otitis media

Applicable To
  • Chronic mucinous otitis media
  • Chronic secretory otitis media
  • Chronic transudative otitis media
  • Glue ear
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as H65.3. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • adhesive middle ear disease (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H74.1

    Adhesive middle ear disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesive otitis
    Type 1 Excludes
The following code(s) above H65.3 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 H65.3:
  • 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
  • H65
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H65

    Nonsuppurative otitis media

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • nonsuppurative otitis media with myringitis
    Use Additional
    • code for any associated perforated tympanic membrane (H72.-)
    Nonsuppurative otitis media
Clinical Information Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to H65.3:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H65.3:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H65.3
H65.194 …… recurrent, right ear
H65.195 …… recurrent, left ear
H65.196 …… recurrent, bilateral
H65.197 …… recurrent, unspecified ear
H65.199 …… unspecified ear
H65.2 Chronic serous otitis media
H65.20 …… unspecified ear
H65.21 …… right ear
H65.22 …… left ear
H65.23 …… bilateral
H65.3 Chronic mucoid otitis media
H65.30 …… unspecified ear
H65.31 …… right ear
H65.32 …… left ear
H65.33 …… bilateral
H65.4 Other chronic nonsuppurative otitis media
H65.41 Chronic allergic otitis media
H65.411 …… right ear
H65.412 …… left ear
H65.413 …… bilateral
H65.419 …… unspecified ear

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