2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H73.9

Unspecified disorder of tympanic membrane

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H73.9 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 H73.9 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H73.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 H73.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above H73.9 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 H73.9:
  • H60-H95
    2021 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H73.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H73.9
H73.82 Atrophic nonflaccid tympanic membrane
H73.821 …… right ear
H73.822 …… left ear
H73.823 …… bilateral
H73.829 …… unspecified ear
H73.89 Other specified disorders of tympanic membrane
H73.891 …… right ear
H73.892 …… left ear
H73.893 …… bilateral
H73.899 …… unspecified ear
H73.9 Unspecified disorder of tympanic membrane
H73.90 …… unspecified ear
H73.91 …… right ear
H73.92 …… left ear
H73.93 …… bilateral
H74 Other disorders of middle ear mastoid
H74.0 Tympanosclerosis
H74.01 …… right ear
H74.02 …… left ear
H74.03 …… bilateral
H74.09 …… unspecified ear

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