2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H81.39

Other peripheral vertigo

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H81.39 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H81.39 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H81.39 - other international versions of ICD-10 H81.39 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Lermoyez' syndrome
  • Otogenic vertigo
  • Peripheral vertigo NOS
The following code(s) above H81.39 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 H81.39:
  • H60-H95
    2019 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
  • H81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H81

    Disorders of vestibular function

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • epidemic vertigo (A88.1)
    • vertigo NOS (R42)
    Disorders of vestibular function
Clinical Information
  • A disease of the inner ear (labyrinth) that is characterized by fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss; tinnitus; episodic vertigo; and aural fullness. It is the most common form of endolymphatic hydrops.
  • Fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo resulting from nonsuppurative disease of the labyrinth; swelling of the endolymph-containing structures is the main pathologic finding.
  • Meniere's disease can cause severe dizziness, a roaring sound in your ears called tinnitus, hearing loss that comes and goes and the feeling of ear pressure or pain. It usually affects just one ear. It is a common cause of hearing loss. Scientists don't yet know the cause. They think that it has to do with the fluid levels or the mixing of fluids in the canals of your inner ear. Symptoms occur suddenly and can happen as often as every day or as seldom as once a year. An attack can be a combination of severe dizziness or vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss lasting several hours. There is no cure. However, you may be able to control symptoms by changing your diet or taking medicine so that your body retains less fluid. Severe cases may require surgery. nih: national institute on deafness and other communication disorders
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H81.39:
  • Vertigo R42
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R42

    Dizziness and giddiness

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Light-headedness
    • Vertigo NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • vertiginous syndromes (H81.-)
    • vertigo from infrasound (T75.23)
    • peripheral NEC H81.39-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H81.39
H81.20 …… unspecified ear
H81.21 …… right ear
H81.22 …… left ear
H81.23 …… bilateral
H81.3 Other peripheral vertigo
H81.31 Aural vertigo
H81.311 …… right ear
H81.312 …… left ear
H81.313 …… bilateral
H81.319 …… unspecified ear
H81.39 Other peripheral vertigo
H81.391 …… right ear
H81.392 …… left ear
H81.393 …… bilateral
H81.399 …… unspecified ear
H81.4 Vertigo of central origin
H81.41 …… right ear
H81.42 …… left ear
H81.43 …… bilateral
H81.49 …… unspecified ear
H81.8 Other disorders of vestibular function

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