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ICD-10-CM Code H60.519
Acute actinic otitis externa, unspecified ear

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

H60.519 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute actinic otitis externa, unspecified ear. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

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.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other acute otitis externa (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 H60.519 and a single ICD9 code, 380.22 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: H60.51 - Acute actinic otitis externa

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/H60519