2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H69.0

Patulous Eustachian tube

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H69.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H69.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H69.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 H69.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above H69.0 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 H69.0:
  • H60-H95
    2020 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
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H69.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H69.0
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
H69.03 …… bilateral
H69.8 Other specified disorders of Eustachian tube
H69.80 …… unspecified ear
H69.81 …… right ear
H69.82 …… left ear
H69.83 …… bilateral
H69.9 Unspecified Eustachian tube disorder

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