2021 ICD-10-CM Code H61.1

Noninfective disorders of pinna

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H61.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of noninfective disorders of pinna. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:H61.1
Short Description:Noninfective disorders of pinna
Long Description:Noninfective disorders of pinna

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Noninfective disorders of pinna

Non-specific codes like H61.1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for noninfective disorders of pinna:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H61.10 for Unspecified noninfective disorders of pinna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.101 for Unspecified noninfective disorders of pinna, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.102 for Unspecified noninfective disorders of pinna, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.103 for Unspecified noninfective disorders of pinna, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.109 for Unspecified noninfective disorders of pinna, unspecified ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H61.11 for Acquired deformity of pinna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.111 for Acquired deformity of pinna, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.112 for Acquired deformity of pinna, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.113 for Acquired deformity of pinna, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.119 for Acquired deformity of pinna, unspecified ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H61.12 for Hematoma of pinna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.121 for Hematoma of pinna, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.122 for Hematoma of pinna, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.123 for Hematoma of pinna, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.129 for Hematoma of pinna, unspecified ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H61.19 for Other noninfective disorders of pinna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.191 for Noninfective disorders of pinna, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.192 for Noninfective disorders of pinna, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.193 for Noninfective disorders of pinna, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H61.199 for Noninfective disorders of pinna, unspecified ear

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H61.1:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Ear Disorders

Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.

A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:

Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)