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ICD-10-CM Code H62.4
Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere

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 H62.4 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H62.4 that describes the diagnosis 'otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere' in more detail.

Coding Notes for H62.4 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Underlying disease, such as:
Erysipelas See Code A46
Impetigo See code L01.0
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Otitis externa (in):
Candidiasis - instead, use code B37.84
Herpes viral [herpes simplex] - instead, use code B00.1
Herpes zoster - instead, use code B02.8

Parent Code: H62 - Disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere

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