ICD-10-CM Code Q16
Congenital malformations of ear causing impairment of hearing
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 Q16 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of Q16 that describes the diagnosis 'congenital malform of ear causing impairment of hearing' in more detail.
- Q16 Congenital malformations of ear causing impairment of hearing NON-BILLABLE
Coding Notes for Q16 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Congenital deafness - instead, use code H90.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q16 - Congenital malformations of ear causing impairment of hearing'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q16. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.