2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H71

Cholesteatoma of middle ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H71 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H71 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H71 - other international versions of ICD-10 H71 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (H71) and the excluded code together.
  • cholesteatoma of external ear (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.4

    Cholesteatoma of external ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Keratosis obturans of external ear (canal)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • cholesteatoma of middle ear (H71.-)
    • recurrent cholesteatoma of postmastoidectomy cavity (H95.0-)
    H60.4-
    )
  • recurrent cholesteatoma of postmastoidectomy cavity (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H95.0

    Recurrent cholesteatoma of postmastoidectomy cavity

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H95.0-
    )
The following code(s) above H71 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 H71:
  • H60-H95
    2021 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
Clinical Information
  • A mass of keratin-producing squamous epithelium that resembles an inverted (suck-in) bag of skin in the middle ear. It arises from the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and grows into the middle ear causing erosion of ear ossicles and mastoid that contains the inner ear.
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
Code annotations containing back-references to H71:
  • Type 2 Excludes: H60.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.4

    Cholesteatoma of external ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Keratosis obturans of external ear (canal)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • cholesteatoma of middle ear (H71.-)
    • recurrent cholesteatoma of postmastoidectomy cavity (H95.0-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H71
H70.89 Other mastoiditis and related conditions
H70.891 …… right ear
H70.892 …… left ear
H70.893 …… bilateral
H70.899 …… unspecified ear
H70.9 Unspecified mastoiditis
H70.90 …… unspecified ear
H70.91 …… right ear
H70.92 …… left ear
H70.93 …… bilateral
H71 Cholesteatoma of middle ear
H71.0 Cholesteatoma of attic
H71.00 …… unspecified ear
H71.01 …… right ear
H71.02 …… left ear
H71.03 …… bilateral
H71.1 Cholesteatoma of tympanum
H71.10 …… unspecified ear
H71.11 …… right ear
H71.12 …… left ear
H71.13 …… bilateral

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