2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H92.1

Otorrhea

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H92.1 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 H92.1 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H92.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 H92.1 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 H92.1. 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.
  • leakage of cerebrospinal fluid through ear (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.0

    Cerebrospinal fluid leak

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    G96.0
    )
The following code(s) above H92.1 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 H92.1:
  • 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
Clinical Information
  • Discharge or drainage of fluid from the 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H92.1:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H92.1
H91.90 …… unspecified ear
H91.91 …… right ear
H91.92 …… left ear
H91.93 …… bilateral
H92 Otalgia and effusion of ear
H92.0 Otalgia
H92.01 …… right ear
H92.02 …… left ear
H92.03 …… bilateral
H92.09 …… unspecified ear
H92.1 Otorrhea
H92.10 …… unspecified ear
H92.11 …… right ear
H92.12 …… left ear
H92.13 …… bilateral
H92.2 Otorrhagia
H92.20 …… unspecified ear
H92.21 …… right ear
H92.22 …… left ear
H92.23 …… bilateral
H93 Other disorders of ear, not elsewhere classified

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