ICD-10-CM Code H72
Perforation of tympanic membrane
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 H72 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of H72 that describes the diagnosis 'perforation of tympanic membrane' in more detail.
- H72 Perforation of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE
- H72.0 of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE
- H72.1 of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE
- H72.2 of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE
- H72.8 of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE
- H72.9 of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H72 is used to code Perforated eardrum
A perforated eardrum or punctured eardrum is a rupture or perforation (hole) of the eardrum which can occur as a result of otitis media (ear infection), trauma (e.g. by trying to clean the ear with sharp instruments), explosion, loud noise or surgery (accidental creation of a rupture). Flying with a severe cold can also cause perforation due to changes in air pressure and blocked eustachian tubes resulting from the cold. This is especially true on landing.
|ICD 9 Code:||384.2|
Coding Notes for H72 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Persistent post-traumatic perforation of ear drum
- Postinflammatory perforation of ear drum
- Any associated otitis media (H65.-, H66.1-, H66.2-, H66.3-, H66.4-, H66.9-, H67.-) See code H65.-
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Acute suppurative otitis media with rupture of the tympanic membrane - instead, use code H66.01-
- Traumatic rupture of ear drum - instead, use code S09.2-