ICD-10-CM Code H90.5
Unspecified sensorineural hearing loss
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
H90.5 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of unspecified sensorineural hearing loss. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code H905 is used to code Sensorineural hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing loss, or deafness, in which the root cause lies in the inner ear (cochlea and associated structures), vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII), or central auditory processing centers of the brain. SNHL accounts for about 90% of hearing loss reported. A hallmark of such hearing loss is that it is asymmetrically distributed usually toward the high frequency region, or may have a notch at some frequency. SNHL is generally permanent and can be mild, moderate, severe, profound, or total.
|ICD 9 Code:||389.1|
Cross section of the cochlea.
Coding Notes for H90.5 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.
- Central hearing loss NOS
- Congenital deafness NOS
- Neural hearing loss NOS
- Perceptive hearing loss NOS
- Sensorineural deafness NOS
- Sensory hearing loss NOS
- 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.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Knuckle pads, deafness AND leukonychia syndrome (disorder)
- Asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss (disorder)
- Hystrix ichthyosis with deafness (disorder)
- Postoperative profound sensorineural hearing loss (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H90.5 - Unspecified sensorineural hearing loss'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H90.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 H90.5 and a single ICD9 code, 389.16 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.