2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H93.3

Disorders of acoustic nerve

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H93.3 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 H93.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H93.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 H93.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Disorder of 8th cranial nerve
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 H93.3. 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.
  • acoustic neuroma (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D33.3

    Benign neoplasm of cranial nerves

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Benign neoplasm of olfactory bulb
    D33.3
    )
  • syphilitic acoustic neuritis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.15

    Late syphilitic neuropathy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Late syphilitic acoustic neuritis
    • Late syphilitic optic (nerve) atrophy
    • Late syphilitic polyneuropathy
    • Late syphilitic retrobulbar neuritis
    A52.15
    )
The following code(s) above H93.3 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 H93.3:
  • 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
  • A disorder characterized by involvement of the acoustic nerve (eighth cranial nerve).
  • A non-neoplastic or neoplastic disorder affecting the acoustic nerve.
  • Pathological processes of the vestibulocochlear nerve, including the branches of cochlear nerve and vestibular nerve. Common examples are vestibular neuritis, cochlear neuritis, and acoustic neuroma. Clinical signs are varying degree of hearing loss; vertigo; and tinnitus.
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
Code annotations containing back-references to H93.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: G52
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G52

    Disorders of other cranial nerves

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • disorders of acoustic [8th] nerve (H93.3)
    • disorders of optic [2nd] nerve (H46, H47.0)
    • paralytic strabismus due to nerve palsy (H49.0-H49.2)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H93.3:
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • nerve - see also Disorder, nerve
      • cranial G52.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G52.9

        Cranial nerve disorder, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        • eighth H93.3 (auditory)
      • acoustic or auditory H93.3
  • Compression
    • cranial nerve G52.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G52.9

      Cranial nerve disorder, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • eighth H93.3
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • nerve G58.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G58.9

      Mononeuropathy, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • cranial G52.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G52.9

        Cranial nerve disorder, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        • eighth H93.3
      • acoustic H93.3
      • auditory H93.3
  • Disturbance(s) - see also Disease
    • auditory nerve, except deafness H93.3
  • Lesion(s) (nontraumatic)
    • auditory nerve H93.3
  • Mononeuritis G58.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G58.9

    Mononeuropathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • vestibular H93.3
  • Neuralgia, neuralgic (acute) M79.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.2

    Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acoustic H93.3 (nerve)
    • auditory H93.3 (nerve)
  • Neuritis (rheumatoid) M79.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.2

    Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acoustic (nerve) H93.3 - see also subcategory
    • cranial nerve
      • eighth or acoustic or auditory H93.3
    • auditory H93.3 (nerve)
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • nerve - see also Disorder, nerve
      • auditory H93.3 (except Deafness)
    • acoustic nerve H93.3 (except Deafness)
    • vestibular nerve H93.3 (except Vertigo)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H93.3
H93.241 …… right ear
H93.242 …… left ear
H93.243 …… bilateral
H93.249 …… unspecified ear
H93.25 Central auditory processing disorder
H93.29 Other abnormal auditory perceptions
H93.291 …… right ear
H93.292 …… left ear
H93.293 …… bilateral
H93.299 …… unspecified ear
H93.3 Disorders of acoustic nerve
H93.3X Disorders of acoustic nerve
H93.3X1 Disorders of right acoustic nerve
H93.3X2 Disorders of left acoustic nerve
H93.3X3 Disorders of bilateral acoustic nerves
H93.3X9 Disorders of unspecified acoustic nerve
H93.8 Other specified disorders of ear
H93.8X Other specified disorders of ear
H93.8X1 Other specified disorders of right ear
H93.8X2 Other specified disorders of left ear
H93.8X3 …… bilateral

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