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ICD-10-CM Code H60.40
Cholesteatoma of external ear, unspecified ear

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

H60.40 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cholesteatoma of external ear, unspecified ear. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code H6040 is used to code Keratosis obturans

keratosis obturans is a disorder of keratin formation that involves external ear canal due to accumulation of cholesterol granules, which may lead to bony erosion.

ICD 9 Code: 380.21
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without CC or MCC.


Cholesteatoma of external ear (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code H60.40 and a single ICD9 code, 380.21 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: H60.4 - Cholesteatoma of external ear

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