ICD-10-CM Code M95.1
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 M95.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of M95.1 that describes the diagnosis 'cauliflower ear' in more detail.
- M95.1 Cauliflower ear NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code M951 is used to code Cauliflower ear
Cauliflower ear (complication of hematoma auris, perichondrial hematoma, or traumatic auricular hematoma) is a condition that occurs when the external portion of the ear suffers a blow, blood clot or other collection of fluid under the perichondrium. This separates the cartilage from the overlying perichondrium that supplies its nutrients, causing it to die and resulting in the formation of fibrous tissue in the overlying skin. As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and deformed, resembling a cauliflower.
|ICD 9 Code:||738.7|
Coding Notes for M95.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Other acquired deformities of ear - instead, use code H61.1
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M95.1 - Cauliflower ear'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M95.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.