ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H93.19

Tinnitus, unspecified ear

Diagnosis Code H93.19

ICD-10: H93.19
Short Description: Tinnitus, unspecified ear
Long Description: Tinnitus, unspecified ear
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H93.19

Valid for Submission
The code H93.19 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • H93.A9 - Pulsatile tinnitus, unspecified ear

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Other disorders of ear (H90-H94)
      • Other disorders of ear, not elsewhere classified (H93)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H93.19 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 154 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 155 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 156 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Synonyms
  • Buzzing in ear
  • Clicking tinnitus
  • Hissing in ear
  • Leudet's tinnitus
  • Nervous tinnitus
  • Noise-induced tinnitus
  • Noises in ear
  • Non-vibratory tinnitus
  • Objective pulsatile tinnitus
  • Objective tinnitus
  • Ringing in ear
  • Roaring in ear
  • Subjective pulsatile tinnitus
  • Subjective tinnitus
  • Tinnitus
  • Tinnitus
  • Tinnitus
  • Tinnitus arising from tensor palatini
  • Tinnitus arising from tensor tympani
  • Tinnitus due to spontaneous oto-acoustic emission
  • Tinnitus of muscular origin
  • Tinnitus of vascular origin
  • Vibratory tinnitus

Information for Patients


Tinnitus

Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears. It also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears.

Millions of Americans have tinnitus. People with severe tinnitus may have trouble hearing, working or even sleeping.

Causes of tinnitus include

  • Hearing loss in older people
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Heart or blood vessel problems
  • Meniere's disease
  • Brain tumors
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Thyroid problems
  • Certain medicines

Treatment depends on the cause. Treatments may include hearing aids, sound-masking devices, medicines, and ways to learn how to cope with the noise.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Tinnitus (Medical Encyclopedia)


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