ICD-10-CM Code H91.1
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 H91.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H91.1 that describes the diagnosis 'presbycusis' in more detail.
- H91.1 Presbycusis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H911 is used to code Presbycusis
Presbycusis (also spelled presbyacusis, from Greek presbys “elder” + akousis “hearing”), or age-related hearing loss, is the cumulative effect of aging on hearing. It is a progressive and irreversible bilateral symmetrical age-related sensorineural hearing loss resulting from degeneration of the cochlea or associated structures of the inner ear or auditory nerves. The hearing loss is most marked at higher frequencies. Hearing loss that accumulates with age but is caused by factors other than normal aging (nosocusis and sociocusis) is not presbycusis, although differentiating the individual effects of multiple causes of hearing loss can be difficult.
Coding Notes for H91.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H91.1 - Presbycusis'
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Parent Code: H91 - Other and unspecified hearing loss