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ICD-10-CM Code H72
Perforation of tympanic membrane

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 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.

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

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for H72 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes 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 Excludes
Type-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-

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