2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q17

Other congenital malformations of ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Q17 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM Q17 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q17 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q17 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 Q17. 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 malformations of ear with impairment of hearing (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q16.0

    Congenital absence of (ear) auricle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Q16.0-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q16.9

    Congenital malformation of ear causing impairment of hearing, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital absence of ear NOS
    Q16.9
    )
  • preauricular sinus (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q18.1

    Preauricular sinus and cyst

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Fistula of auricle, congenital
    • Cervicoaural fistula
    Q18.1
    )
The following code(s) above Q17 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
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that may be applicable to Q17:
  • Q00-Q99
    2022 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
    2022 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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q17
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
Q17.2 Microtia
Q17.3 Other misshapen ear
Q17.4 Misplaced ear
Q17.5 Prominent ear
Q17.8 Other specified congenital malformations of ear
Q17.9 Congenital malformation of ear, unspecified
Q18 Other congenital malformations of face and neck
Q18.0 Sinus, fistula and cyst of branchial cleft

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