ICD-10-CM Code H60
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 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.
- H60 Otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.0 NON-BILLABLE
- H60.1 NON-BILLABLE
- H60.2 externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.3 externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.31 Diffuse otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.32 Hemorrhagic otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.33 Swimmer's ear NON-BILLABLE
- H60.39 Other infective otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.4 NON-BILLABLE
- H60.5 externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.50 Unspecified acute noninfective otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.51 Acute actinic otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.52 Acute chemical otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.53 Acute contact otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.54 Acute eczematoid otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.55 Acute reactive otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.59 Other noninfective acute otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.6 externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.8 externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.8X Other otitis externa NON-BILLABLE
- H60.9 externa NON-BILLABLE
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.
|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.