2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S09.3

Other specified and unspecified injury of middle and inner ear

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S09.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Oth and unspecified injury of middle and inner ear
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S09.3 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S09.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 S09.3 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 S09.3. 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.
  • injury to ear NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S09.91

    Unspecified injury of ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury of ear NOS
    S09.91-
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (S09.3) and the excluded code together.
  • injury to external ear (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S00.4

    Superficial injury of ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S00.4-
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S01.3

    Open wound of ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S01.3-
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S08.1

    Traumatic amputation of ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S08.1-
    )
The following code(s) above S09.3 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 S09.3:
  • S00-T88
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • S00-S09
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S00-S09

    Injuries to the head

    Code Also
    • for any associated infection
    Includes
    • injuries of ear
    • injuries of eye
    • injuries of face [any part]
    • injuries of gum
    • injuries of jaw
    • injuries of oral cavity
    • injuries of palate
    • injuries of periocular area
    • injuries of scalp
    • injuries of temporomandibular joint area
    • injuries of tongue
    • injuries of tooth
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in ear (T16)
    • effects of foreign body in larynx (T17.3)
    • effects of foreign body in mouth NOS (T18.0)
    • effects of foreign body in nose (T17.0-T17.1)
    • effects of foreign body in pharynx (T17.2)
    • effects of foreign body on external eye (T15.-)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the head
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 S09.3
S09.20XD …… subsequent encounter
S09.20XS …… sequela
S09.21 Traumatic rupture of right ear drum
S09.21XA …… initial encounter
S09.21XD …… subsequent encounter
S09.21XS …… sequela
S09.22 Traumatic rupture of left ear drum
S09.22XA …… initial encounter
S09.22XD …… subsequent encounter
S09.22XS …… sequela
S09.3 Other specified and unspecified injury of middle and inner ear
S09.30 Unspecified injury of middle and inner ear
S09.301 Unspecified injury of right middle and inner ear
S09.301A …… initial encounter
S09.301D …… subsequent encounter
S09.301S …… sequela
S09.302 Unspecified injury of left middle and inner ear
S09.302A …… initial encounter
S09.302D …… subsequent encounter
S09.302S …… sequela
S09.309 Unspecified injury of unspecified middle and inner ear

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