2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H93.9

Unspecified disorder of ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H93.9 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 H93.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H93.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 H93.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above H93.9 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 H93.9:
  • 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
  • Disorders of the external, middle, or inner ear. Use hearing disorders for pathology involving auditory neural pathways beyond the inner ear.
  • Impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning in the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
  • Pathological processes of the ear, the hearing, and the equilibrium system of the body.
  • Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.a variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:
    • ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
    • tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
    • meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
    • ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.
    some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.
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 H93.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H93.9
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
H93.8X9 …… unspecified ear
H93.9 Unspecified disorder of ear
H93.90 …… unspecified ear
H93.91 Unspecified disorder of right ear
H93.92 Unspecified disorder of left ear
H93.93 …… bilateral
H94 Other disorders of ear in diseases classified elsewhere
H94.0 Acoustic neuritis in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
H94.00 …… unspecified ear
H94.01 …… right ear
H94.02 …… left ear
H94.03 …… bilateral

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