ICD-10-CM Code H91.9
Unspecified hearing loss
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 H91.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H91.9 that describes the diagnosis 'unspecified hearing loss' in more detail.
- H91.9 Unspecified hearing loss NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H91 is used to code Hearing loss
Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, or anacusis, is a partial or total inability to hear. An affected person may be described as hard of hearing. A deaf person has little to no hearing. Hearing loss may occur in one or both ears. In children hearing problems can affect the ability to learn language and in adults it can cause work related difficulties. In some people, particularly older people, hearing loss can result in loneliness. Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent.
|ICD 9 Code:||389|
The international symbol of deafness and hearing loss
Coding Notes for H91.9 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.
- Deafness NOS
- High frequency deafness
- Low frequency deafness
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
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- Combined visual and hearing impairment (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H91.9 - Unspecified hearing loss'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H91.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.