2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q16

Congenital malformations of ear causing impairment of hearing

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Q16 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Congenital malform of ear causing impairment of hearing
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM Q16 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q16 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q16 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 Q16. 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.
  • congenital deafness (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H90
    • H90 Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
      • H90.0 Conductive hearing loss, bilateral
      • H90.1 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral with unre...
        • H90.11 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, right ea...
        • H90.12 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, left ear...
      • H90.2 Conductive hearing loss, unspecified
      • H90.3 Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral
      • H90.4 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral with u...
        • H90.41 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, right...
        • H90.42 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, left ...
      • H90.5 Unspecified sensorineural hearing loss
      • H90.6 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
      • H90.7 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
        • H90.71 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
        • H90.72 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
      • H90.8 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
      • H90.A Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss wit...
        • H90.A1 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, with res...
          • H90.A11 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, right ea...
          • H90.A12 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, left ear...
        • H90.A2 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, with ...
          • H90.A21 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, right...
          • H90.A22 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, left ...
        • H90.A3 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
          • H90.A31 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
          • H90.A32 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
    H90.-
    )
The following code(s) above Q16 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to Q16:
  • Q00-Q99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Q10-Q18
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range Q10-Q18

    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck

    Type 2 Excludes
    • cleft lip and cleft palate (Q35-Q37)
    • congenital malformation of cervical spine (Q05.0, Q05.5, Q67.5, Q76.0-Q76.4)
    • congenital malformation of larynx (Q31.-)
    • congenital malformation of lip NEC (Q38.0)
    • congenital malformation of nose (Q30.-)
    • congenital malformation of parathyroid gland (Q89.2)
    • congenital malformation of thyroid gland (Q89.2)
    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q16
Q14.0 Congenital malformation of vitreous humor
Q14.1 Congenital malformation of retina
Q14.2 Congenital malformation of optic disc
Q14.3 Congenital malformation of choroid
Q14.8 Other congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye
Q14.9 Congenital malformation of posterior segment of eye, unspecified
Q15 Other congenital malformations of eye
Q15.0 Congenital glaucoma
Q15.8 Other specified congenital malformations of eye
Q15.9 Congenital malformation of eye, unspecified
Q16 Congenital malformations of ear causing impairment of hearing
Q16.0 Congenital absence of (ear) auricle
Q16.1 Congenital absence, atresia and stricture of auditory canal (external)
Q16.2 Absence of eustachian tube
Q16.3 Congenital malformation of ear ossicles
Q16.4 Other congenital malformations of middle ear
Q16.5 Congenital malformation of inner ear
Q16.9 Congenital malformation of ear causing impairment of hearing, unspecified
Q17 Other congenital malformations of ear
Q17.0 Accessory auricle
Q17.1 Macrotia

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