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ICD-10-CM Code H60
Otitis externa

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code H60 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of H60 that describes the diagnosis 'otitis externa' in more detail.


The ICD code H60 is used to code Otitis externa

Otitis externa (also known as external otitis and swimmer's ear) is an inflammation of the outer ear and ear canal. Along with otitis media, external otitis is one of the two human conditions commonly called "earache". It also occurs in many other species. Inflammation of the skin of the ear canal is the essence of this disorder. The inflammation can be secondary to dermatitis (eczema) only, with no microbial infection, or it can be caused by active bacterial or fungal infection. In either case, but more often with infection, the ear canal skin swells and may become painful or tender to touch.

Specialty: Otorhinolaryngology
MeSH Codes: D010032, D010032, D010032, D010032, D010032
ICD 9 Codes: 537.1, 547.3, 112.82, 380.1, 380.2

A severe case of acute otitis externa. Note the narrowing of the external auditory channel, the prominent amounts of exudate and swelling of the auricle.


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