2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H73.0

Acute myringitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H73.0 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 H73.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H73.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 H73.0 may differ.
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 H73.0. 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.
  • acute myringitis with otitis media (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H65

    Nonsuppurative otitis media

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • nonsuppurative otitis media with myringitis
    Use Additional
    • code for any associated perforated tympanic membrane (H72.-)
    H65
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H66

    Suppurative and unspecified otitis media

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • suppurative and unspecified otitis media with myringitis
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    H66
    )
The following code(s) above H73.0 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 H73.0:
  • H60-H95
    2020 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
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H73.0
H72.821 …… right ear
H72.822 …… left ear
H72.823 …… bilateral
H72.829 …… unspecified ear
H72.9 Unspecified perforation of tympanic membrane
H72.90 …… unspecified ear
H72.91 …… right ear
H72.92 …… left ear
H72.93 …… bilateral
H73 Other disorders of tympanic membrane
H73.0 Acute myringitis
H73.00 Unspecified acute myringitis
H73.001 Acute myringitis, right ear
H73.002 Acute myringitis, left ear
H73.003 Acute myringitis, bilateral
H73.009 Acute myringitis, unspecified ear
H73.01 Bullous myringitis
H73.011 …… right ear
H73.012 …… left ear
H73.013 …… bilateral
H73.019 …… unspecified ear

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