2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H73.002

Acute myringitis, left ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • H73.002 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H73.002 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H73.002 - other international versions of ICD-10 H73.002 may differ.
The following code(s) above H73.002 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 H73.002:
  • 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
  • H73.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H73.0

    Acute myringitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute myringitis with otitis media (H65, H66)
    Acute myringitis
  • H73.00
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H73.00

    Unspecified acute myringitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute tympanitis NOS
    Unspecified acute myringitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Left acute myringitis
ICD-10-CM H73.002 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 152 Otitis media and uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media and uri without mcc

Convert H73.002 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H73.002
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
H73.09 Other acute myringitis
H73.091 …… right ear
H73.092 …… left ear

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