2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S09.91XA

Unspecified injury of ear, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • S09.91XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S09.91XA became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S09.91XA - other international versions of ICD-10 S09.91XA may differ.
The following code(s) above S09.91XA 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 S09.91XA:
  • 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
  • S09.91
    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
    Unspecified injury of ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Injury of left ear
  • Injury of right ear
  • Left ear injury
  • Right ear injury
ICD-10-CM S09.91XA is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without cc/mcc
  • 963 Other multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 964 Other multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 965 Other multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc

Convert S09.91XA to ICD-9-CM

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 S09.91XA
S09.8 Other specified injuries of head
S09.8XXA …… initial encounter
S09.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
S09.8XXS …… sequela
S09.9 Unspecified injury of face and head
S09.90 Unspecified injury of head
S09.90XA …… initial encounter
S09.90XD …… subsequent encounter
S09.90XS …… sequela
S09.91 Unspecified injury of ear
S09.91XA …… initial encounter
S09.91XD …… subsequent encounter
S09.91XS …… sequela
S09.92 Unspecified injury of nose
S09.92XA …… initial encounter
S09.92XD …… subsequent encounter
S09.92XS …… sequela
S09.93 Unspecified injury of face
S09.93XA …… initial encounter
S09.93XD …… subsequent encounter
S09.93XS …… sequela

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