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ICD-10-CM Code H72.821
Total perforations of tympanic membrane, right 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

H72.821 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of total perforations of tympanic membrane, right ear. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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

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)

Total perforation of tympanic membrane (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 H72.821 and a single ICD9 code, 384.25 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: H72.82 - Total perforations of tympanic membrane

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