2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H68.009

Unspecified Eustachian salpingitis, unspecified ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
  • H68.009 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H68.009 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H68.009 - other international versions of ICD-10 H68.009 may differ.
The following code(s) above H68.009 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 H68.009:
  • H60-H95
    2022 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Eustachian salpingitis
  • Eustachian tube salpingitis
ICD-10-CM H68.009 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 152 Otitis media and uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media and uri without mcc

Convert H68.009 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H68.009:
  • Catarrh, catarrhal (acute) (febrile) (infectious) (inflammation) J00
    - see also condition
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J00

    Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute rhinitis
    • Coryza (acute)
    • Infective nasopharyngitis NOS
    • Infective rhinitis
    • Nasal catarrh, acute
    • Nasopharyngitis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • eustachian H68.009

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H68.009
H67.1 Otitis media in diseases classified elsewhere, right ear
H67.2 Otitis media in diseases classified elsewhere, left ear
H67.3 Otitis media in diseases classified elsewhere, bilateral
H67.9 Otitis media in diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified ear
H68 Eustachian salpingitis and obstruction
H68.0 Eustachian salpingitis
H68.00 Unspecified Eustachian salpingitis
H68.001 …… right ear
H68.002 …… left ear
H68.003 …… bilateral
H68.009 …… unspecified ear
H68.01 Acute Eustachian salpingitis
H68.011 …… right ear
H68.012 …… left ear
H68.013 …… bilateral
H68.019 …… unspecified ear
H68.02 Chronic Eustachian salpingitis
H68.021 …… right ear
H68.022 …… left ear
H68.023 …… bilateral
H68.029 …… unspecified ear

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