ICD-10-CM Code H72.1
Attic 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 H72.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H72.1 that describes the diagnosis 'attic perforation of tympanic membrane' in more detail.
- H72.1 Attic perforation 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 H72.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Perforation of pars flaccida
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H72.1 - Attic perforation of tympanic membrane'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H72.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.