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ICD-10-CM Code S09.20
Traumatic rupture of unspecified ear drum

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S09.20 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'traumatic rupture of unspecified ear drum' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:


7th Digit Billable Code 7th Digit Specifies
A S09.20XA initial encounter
D S09.20XD subsequent encounter
S S09.20XS sequela

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info

The ICD code S092 is used to code Perforated eardrum

A perforated eardrum or punctured eardrum is a rupture or perforation (hole) of the eardrum which can occur as a result of otitis media (ear infection), trauma (e.g. by trying to clean the ear with sharp instruments), explosion, loud noise or surgery (accidental creation of a rupture). Flying with a severe cold can also cause perforation due to changes in air pressure and blocked eustachian tubes resulting from the cold. This is especially true on landing.

ICD 9 Code: 384.2

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Open wound of ear drum with complication (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed
  • Possible requirement for an external cause code
  • Consider laterality specification

Parent Code: S09.2 - Traumatic rupture of ear drum

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/S0920