ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R94.121

Abnormal vestibular function study

Diagnosis Code R94.121

ICD-10: R94.121
Short Description: Abnormal vestibular function study
Long Description: Abnormal vestibular function study
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R94.121

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The code R94.121 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging and in function studies, without diagnosis (R90-R94)
      • Abnormal results of function studies (R94)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R94.121 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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  • 794.16 - Abn vestibular func stud

Synonyms
  • Audiogram bilateral abnormality
  • Audiogram left abnormality
  • Audiogram right abnormality
  • Auditory/vestibular test abnormal
  • Hearing test abnormal
  • Hearing test bilateral abnormality
  • Hearing test left abnormality
  • Hearing test right abnormality

Information for Patients


Balance Problems

Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or as if the room is spinning around you? If the feeling happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem. Balance problems can make you feel unsteady or as if you were moving, spinning, or floating. They are one cause of falls and fall-related injuries, such as hip fracture.

Some balance problems are due to problems in the inner ear. Others may involve another part of the body, such as the brain or the heart. Aging, infections, head injury, certain medicines, or problems with blood circulation may result in a balance problem.

If you are having balance problems, see your doctor. Balance disorders can be signs of other health problems, such as an ear infection or a stroke. In some cases, treating the illness that is causing the disorder will help with the balance problem. Exercises, a change in diet, and some medicines also can help.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo-associated disorders


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