2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H68.129

Intrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube, unspecified ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • H68.129 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Intrinsic cartilagenous obst of eustach tube, unsp ear
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H68.129 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H68.129 - other international versions of ICD-10 H68.129 may differ.
The following code(s) above H68.129 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 H68.129:
  • 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
  • H68.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H68.1

    Obstruction of Eustachian tube

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Stenosis of Eustachian tube
    • Stricture of Eustachian tube
    Obstruction of Eustachian tube
Approximate Synonyms
  • Intrinsic cartilagenous eustachian tube obstruction
  • Intrinsic cartilaginous obstruction of eustachian tube
ICD-10-CM H68.129 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 H68.129 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 H68.129
H68.109 …… unspecified ear
H68.11 Osseous obstruction of Eustachian tube
H68.111 …… right ear
H68.112 …… left ear
H68.113 …… bilateral
H68.119 …… unspecified ear
H68.12 Intrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube
H68.121 …… right ear
H68.122 …… left ear
H68.123 …… bilateral
H68.129 …… unspecified ear
H68.13 Extrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube
H68.131 …… right ear
H68.132 …… left ear
H68.133 …… bilateral
H68.139 …… unspecified ear
H69 Other and unspecified disorders of Eustachian tube
H69.0 Patulous Eustachian tube
H69.00 …… unspecified ear
H69.01 …… right ear
H69.02 …… left ear

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