ICD-10-CM for Ear & Mastoid Conditions

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Examine These Chapter 8 Diagnoses And Guidelines For Transition to ICD-10


Currently, the ICD-9-CM code set provides one diagnosis code for unspecified outer ear infection: 380.10.

ICD-10 change: Effective Oct. 1, 2015, you won’t have a single code for unspecified outer ear infections. Instead, ICD-10 will differentiate between specific types of problems and the affected ear. Codes for the different conditions will be:

  • H60.00- Abscess of external ear, unspecified ear
  • H60.10- Cellulitis of external ear, unspecified ear
  • H60.319- Diffuse otitis externa, unspecified ear
  • H60.329- Hemorrhagic otitis externa, unspecified ear
  • H60.399- Other infective otitis externa, unspecified ear

Related codes specify infection affecting the left ear, right ear, or both ears. Once ICD-10 goes into effect, physicians will need to be more detailed in their documentation of outer ear infection. Unlike in the past, physician notes will need to specify type of condition the patient has and which ear is affected.

You’ll find the diagnoses like these in ICD-10 under Chapter 8, Diseases of the Ear Mastoid Process (unlike ICD-9, which puts them with nervous system disorders and sense organs). Go in-depth with coding examples during this presentation, led by expert Dorothy D. Steed. Highlight the coding guidelines you need to know.

This session will help you:

  • Review the specific code range for Diseases of the Ear & Mastoid Process  (H60 – H95).
  • Examine these code expansions and how bilateral reporting affects your code selection.
  • Define the specific meaning of each character used in building  of the diagnosis code.
  • Check out diagnoses for otitis media and perforated tympanic membrane.
  • Understand intraoperative and postoperative complications.

Who should attend? Medical Coders, Medical billers, revenue cycle professional , physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, claims follow-up, coding and billing managers

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About Our Speaker

Dorothy D. Steed - Medical Coding and Billing Expert

Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She was a Medicare specialist for a large hospital system and a physician coding audit supervisor for another hospital system, with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in...   More Info
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